Characterization ★★★★★

it would be no overstatement to call these 9 minutes a pure and complete proof, essential in the history of cinema, philosophy, poetry and mathematics. just as scorsese developed a critique of the front ending of advertisements before movies in his opening of wolf of wall street; we should begin thinking what kind of short theoretical sequences could lead audiences into movies in theatres and i would make a strong recommendation for medina’s newest picture as an excellent piece for this purpose. just as happens with every real invention or discovery, the whole historical topography, both “past” and “future”, are transformed, it is not just helpful but necessary to reread all movies through the massive new shift in the theory of character that comes with characterization.