Re: cliches

From: Santiago Vernetti (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jul 24 2008 - 21:38:15 PDT


On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:26 PM, Fred Camper <email suppressed> wrote:

> Santiago Vernetti wrote:
> Sure,
>> but doesn't cliche suggest a moment so familiar and attached to
>> particular meaning that it reveals itself, its intentions, its craftedness?
> Yes, or partly yes.
> When I taught filmmaking, I certainly encouraged students to avoid clichés.
> I used to joke that I would like to ban films of other students clowning
> around in the school building, as well as films of yourself, your lover, and
> your parents. Those were big clichés decades ago. Perhaps it's harder to
> make something of a cliché than to make something of "newer" subject matter.
> Certainly you lose some viewers just by having a clichéd subject.
> Still, I just think that there are no rules about what makes good art. A
> good artist makes her or his own rules.
> Fred Camper
> Chicago
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