Peter Kubelka

You can destroy a film several ways: you can cut it up, you can burn it, or you can subtitle it. A subtitled film is like a running text with an image in the background. See, it’s not the film anymore. The subtitles, because they are white, are the strongest element on the screen and their rhythm when they change is stronger than anything in rhythm of the image. So, the main elements in the subtitled films are the subtitles. They are not sub, you see? It’s titles and the sub-picture—the picture is the sub.

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