No sweeter music to a twenty-something creative's ears than transmissions from the world of professional film-makers. Illuminating the political statement involved in their greatest works is especially pleasurable. It vindicates frustrated ruminating on both the medium and industry by saying that yes, you can spend the rest of your life shooting things. You can make this part of your life pertinent, and appreciated, and meaningful.
BUT. Contrary to the name-drops and implications made here, Van Gogh didn't need a gaffer.…