Lux / Steven T. Hanley
I don't believe in film school or film theory. Just try and get in there and make the bloody film, do good work and be with people you love - Christopher Doyle
We want to get back to the time when love between film-maker and film was young, when you could see the joy of creation in ever frame of film! We want to see religion on screen. We want to see 'film-lovers' sparkling with life: improbably, stupid, stubborn, ecstatic, repulsive, monstrous and not things that have been tamed or castrated by a moralistic, bitter old film-maker, a dull puritan who praises the intellectual crushing virtues of niceness - Lars Von Trier
The next real literary "rebels" in this country might well emerge as some weird bunch of anti-rebels, born oglers who dare somehow to back away from ironic watching, who have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single-entendre principles. Who treat of plain old untrendy human troubles and emotions in U.S. life with reverence and conviction.
Who eschew self-consciousness and hip fatigue.
These anti-rebels would be outdated, of course, before they even started. Dead on the page. Too sincere. Clearly repressed. Backward, quaint, naive, anachronistic. Maybe that'll be the point.
Maybe that's why they'll be the next real rebels.
Real rebels, as far as I can see, risk disapproval. The old postmodern insurgents risked the gasp and squeal: shock, disgust,outrage, censorship, accusations of socialism, anarchism, nihilism. Today's risks are different.
The new rebels might be artists willing to risk the yawn, the rolled eyes, the cool smile, the nudged ribs, the parody of gifted ironists, the "Oh how banal." To risk accusations of sentimentality, melodrama. Of overcredulity. Of softness.
Of willingness to be suckered by a world of lurkers and starers
who fear gaze and ridicule above imprisonment without law.
- David Foster Wallace
Yeah. You know, when you hungry for this, man, when you love what you do, more than likely everything is gonna just come out decent. - Ghostface Killah