“I basically just write the same line a million times in slightly different ways to see what clicks.” Someone said that to me the other day and I think it’s a mark of genius.
I’m trying to be a lot less precious about the photos I take and post. Still thinking about how I might approach this new hobby more like my approach to writing, but I haven’t figured out what that means yet.
(Super Furry Animals – Juxtaposed With U)
“Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?”
“The shot, considered as material for the purpose of composition, is more resistant than granite. This resistance is specific to it. … The minimum “distortable” fragment of nature is the shot; ingenuity in its combinations is montage.” (Sergei Eisenstein)
“Primo: photo-fragments of nature are recorded; secundo: these fragments are combined in various ways. Thus, the shot (or frame), and thus, montage.” (Sergei Eisenstein)
“A blue tone is mixed with a red tone, and the result is thought of as violet, and not as a “double exposure” of red and blue. The same unity of word fragments makes all sorts of expressive variations possible. How easily three shades of meaning can be distinguished in language- for example: “a window without light,” “a dark window,” and “an unlit window.” Now try to express these various nuances in the composition of the frame. Is it at all possible?” (Sergei Eisenstein)