Jan 1, 2010

On the one hand, on the other hand, yet, but & also

"HOW much our world of moving-image entertainment has changed in the past decade... And yet how little has changed in our world of movie-image entertainment.... Film is profoundly changing — or, if you believe some theorists and historians, is already dead — something that most moviegoers don’t know.... Should you care? I honestly don’t know, because I’m not sure what to think about this brave new image world... It is because the movies and our experience of them has changed so radically in recent years... that makes it difficult to grasp what is happening.... Google the words “death of cinema,” and you get more than 2.5 million hits... And yet we still watch movies. And if it looks like a duck (in widescreen) and quacks like a duck (in stereo), nothing has changed, right? It has and it hasn’t, as we will only understand as film continues to disappear" — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
A free-form tone poem of pure gibberish. What is she talking about?

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha!
    A conversation between this lady and the writer in your 'Auteurs' post would have everyone running for the hills....

    Happy New Year too.