Monday, November 09, 2009

Say It Again, Sam

Unfortunate metonymic cliches in film writing -

- Gorki on the "kingdom of shadows" (quoted in 97.6% of all pieces on cinema's origins, as well as in 29.0% of all books of film theory).

- Brakhage on the child who sees grass but does not know "green" (mentioned in 94.2% of texts that ever mention Brakhage).

Other suggestions welcomed ...

(NB: All calculations strictly tentative and provisional, to say nothing of impressionistic and highly questionable.)

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