Thursday, February 23, 2006

Quote of the Day

"The regular spectator before 1910 surely learnt to be more alert to the screen than the modern spectator, more on the look-out for the surprises of a booby-trapped surface. The commercial failure of Jacques Tati's hilarious masterpiece Playtime, whose images frequently share this primitive topographism, confirms that we have lost the habit of 'keeping our eyes open' in the cinema."

-- Noël Burch, Life to Those Shadows (p. 155)

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