Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cinematic Enlightenment

'I want formal enlightenment. I need the secret consequences of a jump-cut to be revealed to me. I want to know how the rawness of the camera angles or the grain of the film material figures into the emotional equation. I want to learn about acting from the performances, about atmosphere from the light and the locations. I'm ready, fully prepared to absorb truth at twenty-four frames per second.' - Jim Jarmusch, quoted in John Cassavetes: Lifeworks


  1. I love Jim Jarmusch and this is exactly why.

  2. Yeah, with you there, Mike. I was thinking of having this quote on the page permanently as a kind of mission statement. Might do yet.