Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Quote of the Day (Walter Murch, on Youth, Surface and Depth on Film)

“The audience for films are generally in their teens, twenties, maybe thirties—a time of life when we are hungry for surface. They want to know: how do I talk to that girl? How long should the points of my collar be?...And so to a certain extent young people go to films for the surface, and they get the depth as a side dish. They are really there for the surface, and that's the one thing, as you get older, that you [as a filmmaker] become more and more impatient with.”Film editor, sound designer and director Walter Murch, in conversation with critic David Thomson, in “An Interview With Walter Murch,” Believer Magazine, Issue 79 (2011)

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