Saturday, September 10


I'm sure a film can get in the way of looking. It can make something visible, and just as well make it invisible. A film can really shut your eyes to things; a lot of films do just that. You come out of them, and you're blinded for days. Really! Gummed up. Other films, you come out of them and you feel more open to the world than you did before... The director of a film uses his sight -- his vision -- on behalf of everyone who sees it. It's a huge responsibility. There's a chance you could equally be fitting everyone with your blinkers.

-- Wim Wenders The Act of Seeing
Translated by Michael Hoffman