In Werner Herzog’s Words: The Origins of Cinema

“Film is not analysis, it is the agitation of mind; cinema comes from the country fair and the circus, not from art and academicism.“ ̶  Werner Herzog Herzog's understanding of the origins of cinema in the country fair and circus, not the academia, cannot be stressed enough. When he was making his Aguirre, the Wrath … Continue reading In Werner Herzog’s Words: The Origins of Cinema

On the Role and Power of Film Criticism

For Martin Heidegger, the role of linguistic poetry is in preserving the primordial poetry of language. “Other modes of poetry, such as visual arts and architecture, only occur within the clearing of beings, which is opened by language.”[1] In Heidegger's words: “Building and plastic creation, on the other hand, happen, always and only, in the … Continue reading On the Role and Power of Film Criticism