The book is not a guide. It's not going to spoon-feed you and take you there. It's very much like a Robert Bresson film. One has to evaluate or introspect in the process of reading and re-reading each sentence itself. The purpose is to question. Not just what we read, but also what we see. Through this act of questioning one arrives at a certain point where the author and the reader could meet. One that could very well be to see thyself.
Here is the opening excerpt:-
The faculty of using my resources well diminishes when their number grows.
Master precision. Be a precision instrument myself.
Not have the soul of an executants(of my own projects). Find, for each shot, a new pungency over and above what I had imagined. Invention(re-invention)on the spot.
Metteur-en-scene, director. The point is not to direct someone, but to direct oneself.
(No directing of actors)
(No learning of parts)
But the use of working models, taken from life.
Being(models)instead of SEEMING(actors)
Cinephile Meeting: Reports
The meeting started with a screening of 'Bicycle Thieves'. After the film got over we proceeded to a nearby cafe to discuss about the film and carry on with the agenda, film criticism in India.
Pic-Merriweather Post Pavillion- Animal Collective.
Few of my fav tracks-
3) Did you see the words
4) The Purple Bottle
5) Their Latest album is by far one of best of 2009- In the Flowers, My Girl..damn I quite like everything. So do check it out.
Related: Few fav track from Panda Bear:
2) Take Pills
- I hope in April... I get time to finish the book. Think and write more on my experience. Get back to watching films, and also write more on the blog.