Darren Hughes on film as "Spiritual Contemplation"

Darren Hughes is writing an essay on non-narrative filmmaking: "The Limits of Traditional Narrative Cinema as a Medium for Spiritual Contemplation" ... which he qualifies as "A Witless and Obnoxiously Literal Working Title." I can't wait to read it. Darren is one of those writers who always strikes me as being miles ahead on a journey I'm trying to make (as time allows). And yet he writes with grace, with a voice that invites readers along with him, instead of condescending to those who don't … [Read more...]

What Makes a Great Film? Here’s an Answer … from a Poet.

In a book called Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, by the poet Jane Hirshfield, the author takes us through a series of exemplary poems, showing us how they deliver limited information, fleeting images, and create a complex and exquisite experience for the reader. On page 22, Hirshfield looks back at the poems for a moment, finding commonality between them. When she does, she explains why it is that they work so well. … [Read more...]


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