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Popular cinema cooperates with desire for reverie rather than opposing it. This is why mass-audience movies are so conscious of ge ...
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into ...
You should look straight at a film; that's the only way to see one. Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.
The great silent movies revolve around the body and the personality of its owner; the great sound comedies revolve about structure ...
The fact remains that, when living person is set before living person--actor before spectator--a certain deliberate conventionaliz ...
No sacrifice was too great to get the film right, to get it accurate, true, and perfect. We weren't important in our minds; only t ...
Because film operates in real time, it is more limited. Novels end only when they feel like it. Film is, in general, restricted to ...
Othello or Nora are definite, substantial figures created by the playwright. They can be played well or badly, and they can be "in ...
When we experience a film, we consciously prime ourselves for illusion. Putting aside will and intellect, we make way for it in ou ...
I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficul ...
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