or F for Fake For Those Who Don’t Have the Time
(Lets see who gets the reference!)
Ideally, one should look at every work of art in it's own context, however there are instances in which not doing so-that is, not being familiar with the social status of the time and society in which the work was created, the artist and his/her style, concerns and stage of career etc.- will seriously affect your experience of that work for the worse. For me, Vengeance Is Mine was one of those very instances. Of course after reading about the…
I have always felt that Peeping Tom and 8½ say everything that can be said about film-making, about the process of dealing with film, the objectivity and subjectivity of it and the confusion between the two. 8½ captures the glamour and enjoyment of film-making, while Peeping Tom shows the aggression of it, how the camera violates... From studying them you can discover everything about people who make films, or at least people who express themselves through films.
In 1925 Surrealists in Paris began to use a writing and drawing technique they called “Cadavre exquis” or “Exquisite Corpse”, whereby several participants blindly collaborated in the creation of a single unified image or sentence: One person wrote a word or drew part of a body on a piece of paper, folded it over and passed it on to the next participant who would add another element without seeing what preceded it, hand the paper over to the next person,…