Film is different from theater. This much I’ve figured out….
Here are Rod Steiger and Marlon Brando, directed by Elia Kazan in On the Waterfront...
Check out the rhythm/groove of the machinery (locomotive?) at 3:00 into this clip. Karl Malden and Marlon Brando…
I just read a book on directing film by David Mamet, wherein he says film is all about the cut – the juxtaposition of uninflected images in the mind of the audience in such a way as to force the audience to create a “meaning” of the film out of its own associations to the juxtaposed images.
I don’t know what to say about this video. It’s pretty much beyond words. First of all, I don’t speak Farsi/Persian, so I really have no idea whether the English translation of the spoken words is even remotely accurate.
So I’ll set aside the poem.
But listen to the city. The humanity. The incredible vibe.
What does it sound like when a Revolution is NOT happening?
Saw and heard these folks – or eight of them, anyhow – at the Top of the Park in Ann Arbor Monday night. They were great. The sousaphone player – a different guy from the one in this video - was the best I’ve ever heard. Great bass player on a big big horn…
We need a Public Option, at the very least, in our health care. The thing that bugs me most about the current employer based systems is how they tend to serve as a tether, tying people to employment they would otherwise reject.
I haven’t a lot to say about health care – I do, however have a sense that now is the time to rid our families and our nation of the health biz parasites that have in millions of instances enslaved and bankrupted us.