In the Words of the Director: Wong Kar-wai “Film Genre as a Uniform”

I never had a problem with genre because a genre actually is like a uniform - you put yourself into a certain uniform. But if you dress up in a police officer's uniform, it doesn't mean that you are an officer; it can mean something else. But this is the starting point, and the best… Continue reading In the Words of the Director: Wong Kar-wai “Film Genre as a Uniform”

In the Words of the Director: Ingmar Bergman “Music and Film: Image of Poetic and Musical Erotic”

When we experience a film, we consciously prime ourselves for illusion. Putting aside will and intellect, we make way for it in our imagination. The sequence of pictures plays directly on our feelings. Music works in the same fashion; I would say that there is no art form that has so much in common with… Continue reading In the Words of the Director: Ingmar Bergman “Music and Film: Image of Poetic and Musical Erotic”

In the Words of the Director: Pedro Almodóvar “Cinema as a Religion”

The bad education I received at school was rectified when I went to the cinema. My religion became the cinema. Of course one could create one's own belief system, and anything that helps or supports you in life can be seen as covering the function of religion. In that sense you could consider cinema my… Continue reading In the Words of the Director: Pedro Almodóvar “Cinema as a Religion”