“I can no longer think what I want to think. My thoughts have been replaced by moving images.”
Alexander Duhamel, 1930
Honoré de Balzac described flânerie as “the gastronomy of the eye.”
The Canon of Me.
Cinemania [ˈsi-nə-mā-nē-ə] n. – excessive, often uncontrollable excitement that manifests in the presence of films, filmmaking or film discussion.
This is not a blog…it’s a visual dialogue. Each era, each composer, each sound – all have their own unique flavor. That’s why I continue to listen to, look at, taste, etc. as many things as I can to understand better. I always keep an eye out for images that are interesting and inspiring to me. It’s a place to store and spotlight the art, photography, poetry and music I find.
I I was born in a huge country, know as the USSR, which by now is history. Particularly fond of kindness, manners and old-fashionedness. When not writing, slumped in my local cineplex or dwelling at film festivals. I can usually be found online sifting through one of my favourite film sites. The one thing I always crave in films is heart-pounding, mind-bending, eye-opening originality.
“I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.”
― Michel Foucault