Doug Cummings on Jean Renoir’s "The River"

Peter Greenaway once said that cinema as an "art form" has yet to be established.He meant that, so far, movies aren't much more than illustrated narratives: books with moving pictures to bring the manuscripts to life.That comment has stuck with me, as I've begun to appreciate, more and more, how film can communicate through methods other than storytelling. Like the animals who respond to the beauty of the music in The Story of the Weeping Camel, I think human beings respond to imagery, … [Read more...]


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