The Phantom Image

In the TLS, Martin Scorsese responds to a review of his film Silence. His article, “Standing up for cinema,” lives up to its title: it stands up for a much maligned creative process, and an undervalued creative product. Scorsese makes many good points, in so many beautiful lines. Definitely worth a read. If you feel inspired, … Continue reading “The Phantom Image”

In the TLS, Martin Scorsese responds to a review of his film Silence. His article, “Standing up for cinema,” lives up to its title: it stands up for a much maligned creative process, and an undervalued creative product. Scorsese makes many good points, in so many beautiful lines. Definitely worth a read.

If you feel inspired, here are the films he mentions:


Border Crossing Humor

Interesting piece on Woody Allen’s humor by Peter Berger, including this intriguing idea: “I think that one of the traits of sophistication is the capacity to cross borders between different cultural relevancies. Humor is often, intentionally or not, the result if not the very technique of such border-crossing.” Zelig (HU DVD 2082) is my recommended … Continue reading “Border Crossing Humor”

Interesting piece on Woody Allen’s humor by Peter Berger, including this intriguing idea:

“I think that one of the traits of sophistication is the capacity to cross borders between different cultural relevancies. Humor is often, intentionally or not, the result if not the very technique of such border-crossing.”

Zelig (HU DVD 2082) is my recommended movie to go with this article.