Ten Videos: Because Looking May Trump Reading
Published: Aug 17, 2010
If a picture is worth l,000 words, what are videos worth?
Once I learned how to embed them in my pieces…..a lot.
A video is not just sherbet between courses, a palate cleanser when you’ve had enough of me.
It’s what Jean-Luc Godard called film — “truth 24 times a second” — only faster.
It’s the way you push the critic’s voice aside, see for yourself, decide for yourself.
As an experiment, skip my finely-tuned prose and just look at the videos. Then, if you like, see if your opinion is anything like mine.
Ten favorites. You’ll see why.
My first thought after watching this clip for the 50th time: I miss him.
Realism, humor, perspective, hope — she touches every base.
“I’m looking for the suggestion of a shadow never seen before,” she said. Even here.
You never see TV like this any more.
As you’ve never seen him before.
It’s ragged, in and out of tune. But it’s happening right in front of you, and when they’re in synch ….oops, I was going to shut up, wasn’t I?