From: Zev Robinson (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Mar 03 2006 - 08:06:38 PST
again, Phil, no real disagreements. before recorded sound people used to
sing and play the piano or guitar to each other and with each other. people
used to memorize and recite long poems, and nothing prevents anyone from
doing so today, but again, not something most of us do.
digital technology is here, it's still very new and is changing many aspects
of our lives, some for the worse, some for the bad. but it's only a tool,
and it's what you do with it that matters.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip Hood" <email suppressed>
To: <email suppressed>
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: the word is out: experimental film is available for use on dvd
> On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, Zev Robinson wrote:
>> ... I have been able to see films that I would otherwise not have seen,
>> and to be able to look at faves like tarkovsky and kurosawa over and
>> over again, how they edit, how they compose, etc. Not something
>> realistically feasible for most people with film prints.
> hey zev, I was talking a bit ago to a one time
> friend of mine (who was clever in this respect)
> and he said that before so many video editing tools
> and etc, many film makers had to compose scenes
> and edit and do this and that all in their
> head, meaning they had to use more of their
> imagination and memory ...
> its like, a little to me, when these old bards
> used to memorize all of the oddysea or all of
> shakespeares works and play chess w/out boards
> and all of these mythical things that we used to
> hear about ... it seems very amazing - but not
> so difficult if we try it hard, and maybe training
> ourselves isn't bad this way ...
> I'm happy w/ whatever we get, video, cheaper,
> better film emulsions, etc, but what happens,
> it seems, is that each step we take, the peoples
> senses are getting duller - we are growing more
> stupid and less capable over time ... I don't
> really know, but I was talking to someone the
> other day & they were saying how modern american
> doctors, for
> instance, when trained aren't learning how to
> help the birthing process w/out machines and
> this and that & so they've lost the ability to
> "feel" and "sense" whats happening ... and they
> can't do it and would be lost w/ out their
> tools ... so its like they traded their eyes
> for some tech tool, that made them dependent on
> some electronic company & etc ... When I look at the
> magnificent old technicolor productions, I start
> to feel a little bit like gus from cats, when
> I look at some of these hoop tricks that pass
> for art now.
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