Re: cliches

From: Fred Camper (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jul 23 2008 - 16:46:53 PDT

Chuck Kleinhans wrote:

> Oh yeah, what was that film?...FLAMING CREATURES

Yes, and number of the other "student film cliches" can be found in
great films by Stan Brakhage.

The larger point is that ANY subject can be beautifully and meaningfully
used in a film. It all depends on the context and the form.

As Gertrude Strein said of her "Rose is a rose is a rose" line, "I think
that in that line the rose is red for the first time in English poetry
for a hundred years."

Fred Camper

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