Re: [Frameworks] Letter to other Filmmakers Artists

From: adam r. levine (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jul 22 2010 - 17:50:34 PDT

That's certainly an interesting choice of scenario to use an example.

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Jim Flannery <email suppressed>wrote:

> Douglas:
> I've been making an effort to avoid enhancing my persona as "cranky old
> guy on the internets," so when I read your first email here, and then
> the statement on your website, I first held back a detailed response
> (which Sam has since provided), then considered again and decided not to
> post my limited, practical advice; I regret the latter decision and will
> post it now:
> You stand a much better chance of getting your work screened
> *without* the threat of reading this "lecture" as a part of your
> presentation.
> I'll leave it at that, except to note that saying
> > I think one of the basic presuppositions or paradigms at the root of
> > this confusion for some people is that they only understand a film or
> > digital camera as a recording device, not as a artistic instrument
> > used in the process of creating a autonomous art form - a form that is
> > intrinsic and integral within itself and which can induce a unique
> > aesthetic experiences for people who have the responsive sensitivity
> > for truly appreciating it and experiencing it.
> to the particular audience of *this mailing list* is simply embarassing,
> in the way that a 16-year-old boy telling his parents "You have no idea
> what sex is really all about" is embarrassing. Spending some time
> reading a decade or so of the archives of this list, in order to know
> with whom you are speaking, might be a useful thing.
> --
> Jim Flannery
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