Re: cliches

From: Chris Kennedy (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jul 26 2008 - 09:54:51 PDT

Just saw some beautiful footage of the sky being shot through the trees and
really stunning time-lapse night photography, both by a young student
filmmaker. Cliché can be trumped by context, and in this case, context was
very rich.

On 7/24/08 9:38 PM, "Santiago Vernetti" <email suppressed> wrote:

> agreed
> 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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