The essay film: some thoughts of discontent

The essay film: some thoughts of discontent



in the 21st century culture is a factory of spectacle incessantly serving fodder for our mass consumption well ahead SOG once said that we are starving for new images but that was 40 years ago we have more images and more knowledge now than we know what to do with to be in the world today is to be engulfed in sensory data drowning us in its incessant stream and what RSA films some say that it's a sub-genre of documentary films or possibly even a genre to itself imagine a cinema that lets us see in two directions at once the screen is a window that faces out into the world exploring any number of subjects what makes these films different from documentaries is that they aren't just about these topics they look out at the world but they also look inward and exploring how we think about what we see ladies and gentlemen by way of introduction this is a film about trickery prove it about nice movies bury their traces choosing for us what to watch but what if we watch with our voluntary attention instead of letting the movies direct us many people think innovation relies on the narration like the kind you would find in a written essay or in the video you are watching now Matobo deicide get the only new shundi to mahi bass coho little toomai Heba [Applause] because it does not take sounds and images for granted is that behind the screen one feels a mind at work letting us see and hear how it thinks and they don't really like them yeah well I keep on the head popular and then this must be it so I hope this opens if it gets punctured in the 21 that is good small hole is lightning on a month I don't cater hectic here – come on

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