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You don’t need a story

2018-04-21T10:01:15-04:00

You don’t need a story. The question is How long do you not need a story? Shields, David. Reality Hunger (Kindle Locations 1699-1700). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Postmodern Editing

2018-04-21T10:04:11-04:00

The very nature of collage demands fragmented materials, or at least materials yanked out of context. Collage is, in a way, only an accentuated act of editing: picking through options and presenting a new arrangement (albeit one that, due to its variegated source material, can’t be edited into the smooth, traditional whole that a work

Juxtaposition of shots

2018-04-21T10:06:07-04:00

All definitions of montage have a common denominator; they all imply that meaning is not inherent in any one shot but is created by the juxtaposition of shots. Lev Kuleshov, an early Russian filmmaker, intercut images of an actor’s expressionless face with images of a bowl of soup, a woman in a coffin, and a

Quote 454

2018-04-21T10:09:13-04:00

Coleridge conceives God’s creation to be a continuing process, which has an analogy in the creative perception (primary imagination) of all human minds. The creative process is repeated, or “echoed,” on still a third level by the “secondary imagination” of the poet, which dissolves the products of primary perception in order to shape them into

Incoherent Life

2018-04-21T10:10:26-04:00

Conventional fiction teaches the reader that life is a coherent, fathomable whole that concludes in neatly wrapped-up revelation. Life, though— standing on a street corner, channel surfing, trying to navigate the web or a declining relationship, hearing that a close friend died last night— flies at us in bright splinters. Coleridge conceives God’s creation to

Chaotic Mind

2018-04-21T10:11:39-04:00

While we tend to conceive of the operations of the mind as unified and transparent, they’re actually chaotic and opaque. There’s no invisible boss in the brain, no central meaner, no unitary self in command of our activities and utterances. There’s no internal spectator of a Cartesian theater in our heads to applaud the march

Collage

2018-04-21T10:12:01-04:00

While we tend to conceive of the operations of the mind as unified and transparent, they’re actually chaotic and opaque. There’s no invisible boss in the brain, no central meaner, no unitary self in command of our activities and utterances. There’s no internal spectator of a Cartesian theater in our heads to applaud the march