July 30, 2011

Something like a manifesto, if we were going to have one

"I think that what a person normally goes to the cinema for is time: for time lost or spent or not yet had. He goes there for living experience; for cinema, like no other art, widens, enhances and concentrates a person's experience -- and only enhances it but makes it longer, significantly longer. That is the power of cinema: 'stars', storylines and entertainment have nothing to do with it."

-- Andrei Tarkovsky, from Sculpting in Time.