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Peter Greenaway: A Medium for Visual Intelligence

Skrevet den 15-04-2016 12:36:42 af Tue Steen Müller

Peter Greenaway: A Medium for Visual Intelligence

Always provoking, always exaggerating as part of the provocation, and yet there is always some truth in what he says – Peter Greenaway, this time as part of his getting a BAFTA recognition for his work at an event in London. I take a couple of citations from the article in Guardian of today:

… “I always think, and this is probably a very unpopular thing to say, that all film writers should be shot. We do not need a text-based cinema … we need an image-based cinema…”

Greenaway said text has so many opportunities. “For 8,000 years we’ve had lyric poetry, for 400 years we’ve had the novel, theatre hands its meaning down in text. Let’s find a medium whosetotal, sole responsibility is the world as seen as a form of visual intelligence. Surely, surely, surely the cinema should be that phenomenon…”

… “I believe that cinema died on the 31 September 1983 when the zapper or the remote control was introduced into the living rooms of the world. “Bang! Cinema ceases to be passive and becomesactive, you the audience are now in some senses in charge of the filmmaking process. You have all got mobile phones, you have all got cam recorders, and you’ve all got laptops, so you’re all filmmakers…”

Read the whole article on The Guardian: link

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/apr/14/film-director-calls-for-image-based-cinema?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Film+Today+-+automated+vB+most+recent&utm_term=167178&subid=14913340&CMP=ema_861a

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