A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and…
Roger Ebert (1942 - 2013)
I was instructed long ago by a wise editor, ‘If you understand something you can explain it so that almost anyone can understand it. If you don’t, you won’t be able to understand your own explanation.’ That is why 90% of academic film theory is bullshit. Jargon is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Mr. Ebert — who said he saw 500 films a year and reviewed half of them — was once asked what movie he thought was shown over and over again in heaven, and what snack would be free of charge and calorie-free there.
“ ‘Citizen Kane’ and vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream,” he answered.
The Triumph of Amphitrite - Hughes Taraval
Most men are not wicked. They are sleep-walkers, not evil evildoers.
Ad Reinhardt, How to Look at Art, Arts & Architecture, January 1947
Hedgehog in the Fog by Yuri Norstein
First page of part The Divine Comedy, written by Dante Alighieri. Inferno.
Peeping rat! Valentines day special for bme books!