Friday, August 29, 2008

Why great films make it hard to enjoy the merely mediocre ones

One of the glories of watching Kubrick (and any great director) is that your eye becomes more perceptive, your mind more sensitive to the possibilities of cinema. Your whole being is more engaged. Follow that up by watching something typical, and you can’t help but be let down.

J. Robert Parks, Barry Lyndon/Brideshead Revisited: A Double Feature

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