+  2022-07-26 08:52

“No higher commendation can be given any work of the human mind than to praise it for the measure of #truth it has achieved. By the same token, to criticize it adversely for its failure in this respect is to treat it with the seriousness that a serious work deserves.

Yet, in recent years, for the first time in Western history, there is a dwindling concern with this criterion of excellence.

Books win the plaudits of the critics and gain widespread popular attention almost to the extent that they flout the truth

— the more outrageously they do so, the better. Many readers, and most particularly those who review current publications, employ other standards for judging, and praising or condemning, the books they read — their novelty, their sensationalism, their seductiveness, their force,

and even their power to bemuse or befuddle the #mind.

But not their truth, their clarity, or their power to enlighten.”

“How to Read a Book” by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

— Truth is one of the main reasons I’ve always been interested in realism and informativeness of my own #photography and, later, #filmmaking work since 1997.

 +  2022-01-30 12:38

That looks almost like me, but I read the 1st ed in 2005.😂

That was before losing some of my hair to the stresses of indie #filmmaking in 2011… and when I actually enjoyed sunny beaches. And I still wear sexier Speedos. 🤪

And yes, I’d survived close calls with #avalanches.

In other words: a book and serious #training swimwear recommendation.

 +  2020-05-18 15:25

1 year 1 month ago, we’ve screened and discussed our @kvadratmovie feature #film in the Moscow Film School with Vsevolod Korshunov, a brilliant #filmmaking teacher & scholar (check out his TEDx talks)

Watch the #indiefilm themed Q&A with EN and FR subs.…

 +  2020-05-06 13:13

It’s real simple. The brain is an organ which, like any other organ in the body, maintains an acceptable state of balance to remain alive. Your consciousness is a (small) part of this organ’s activity.


To keep the #brain in balance, the #consciousness creates stories about stuff going on inside and outside. It can be true stories, or false stories. It can be scientific data and objective testable models… or it can be fairies and gods. Your brain doesn’t care.


It only cares about the overall “I’m OK”.

You might think complete #nonsense about how airplanes fly or what other people feel. It doesn’t matter. Until you experience fear of flying or continuously misread people and their reactions. Winking face


And our #society doesn’t reward consistent, rational thought, or cause and effect #congruence. Quite the contrary. Raja #yoga and PHDs are for the weirdos. 🤪

4/4 — the end

( no it isn’t the end … that’s when we make a sequel, cause #filmmaking is all about creating mostly false stories 😂 )

 +  2015-10-07 12:41

Decision #fatigue. The #film director’s bane. The #filmmaking reality.

 +  2014-09-29 05:10

According to #Jarmusch, #filmmaking is “like #seduction, wild sex, then pregnancy”. I definitely prefer the #sex part of the #cinema process


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