Steven Soderbergh on the State of Movies
Some good observations, but the gold is this:
First of all, is there a difference between cinema and movies? Yeah….The simplest way that I can describe it is that a movie is something you see, and cinema is something that’s made. It has nothing to do with the captured medium, it doesn’t have anything to do with where the screen is, if it’s in your bedroom, your iPad, it doesn’t even really have to be a movie. It could be a commercial, it could be something on YouTube. Cinema is a specificity of vision. It’s an approach in which everything matters. It’s the polar opposite of generic or arbitrary and the result is as unique as a signature or a fingerprint. It isn’t made by a committee, and it isn’t made by a company, and it isn’t made by the audience. It means that if this filmmaker didn’t do it, it either wouldn’t exist at all, or it wouldn’t exist in anything like this form.
Read the whole piece on FilmComment.
we pray that we are not among the ranks of the lukewarm,
but if we are,
we ask that You set us and all those with us
ablaze with the passion of Your Spirit.
Dispel doubt from our hearts.
Lead us to unceasing prayer.
Fill us with concern for the lonely and the poor.
May we rejoice with those who rejoice
and weep with those who weep.
Remind us of all You have done for us
and renew our passion for You.
Give us joy and gratitude for tasks well done.
Amaze us again with your precious promises.
Spirit of Christ,
open our eyes to see the miracles of your grace and power. The Mission of God Study Bible