Jan 8, 2012

Quote of the Week

A film is a ribbon of dreams. The camera is much more than a recording apparatus; it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world that is not ours and that brings us to the heart of a great secret. Here magic begins.

 -Orson Welles

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  1. That quote is beautiful! It is one of the prettiest descriptions of cinema that I have read and it sums up pretty perfectly what film is (classic film in particular). Thanks so much for sharing this!

  2. I'm glad you like it Rianna. I had it in my files for a long time, and finally rediscovered it while I was doing some holiday cleaning. I do agree that it sums up much of what is mesmerizing about the movies.

  3. Hi- I like the quote about the camera. I think that what the camera does for us via film also transcends reality thru pictures. I am a photographer! Regards, Liezl