Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Burden of Dreams Manifesto

A film is to be absorbed, not merely observed. The experience of watching a movie, "taking in a film" is stimulus to each of the senses. A film is heard, a film is smelled; it reaches out, touches you and most of all it is to be taken through the eyes. A movie, like great literature, will open your mind to ideas. To leave its trace, a film should make you cry, it should sicken you, it should make you laugh, entertain, change. It should scar. Leave its impression for as long as you can remember. A film is a collage of moving pictures that attempts a semblance of narrative.

I've never understood individuals who get up and leave a movie before it ends. This is not what this blog is about.

This blog is dedicated to :
  • Werner Herzog
  • Federico Fellini
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Alexandro Jodorowsky
  • Kenneth Anger
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Mario Bava
  • Louis Bunuel
  • Georges Melies
This blog was inspired by individuals requesting my ramblings on film and because the suggestions I make are too many to take in all at once during conversation. Here it is, here they are: ramblings, delusional critiques and moments of ridiculous statements.
This was also inspired by Guillermo Del Toro and his love for film and the many inspired interviews he's given over the past years and months.
To enjoy film one must love the medium unconditionally. All one has to give film is eyes and intelligence and the rest happens on its own. One takes from it what one brings to it.

This blog is dedicated to the artful, the psychotronic, the exploitive, the terrible, the strange, the beautiful and sometimes the despised. There will be music critiques, there will be film reviews. There will sometimes be nothing. This is written while the writer's block passes.

2 comments:

Nanet said...

Hola. I've linked you to nanetpetatucci. hope you don't mind. i must keep up with this one!

Jessica said...

it is always good to see the inside of manny's mind.
to walk out on a film before it ends, is like closing a boring book whose conclusion may reveal life's meaning.