Imperfect Cinema

by craigepplin

I’ve been reading Julio García Espinosa’s “Por un cine imperfecto” (1969) for something I’m writing, and I’ve been reminded of just how amazing this essay is. He foresees so much of the relationship between technology and aesthetic culture. Someone needs to translate this into English, if it hasn’t already been done.

I have lots of favorite parts, but I’ll share just one, which oddly isn’t even in JGE’s own words, rather in a quote from Glauber Rocha: “We’re not interested in the problems of neurotics; we’re interested in the problems of the lucid.” (Kind of like Deleuze and Guattari’s distinction between the neurotic on the couch and the schizophrenic out for a walk.)