More and more I realise that music is probably the biggest cheat in (mainstream) film. For most instance, people will reach the same emotion or feeling when you turn off the image and only listen the sound. But when you turn off the sound, for most of time you will find emotionless images, ugly editing and terrible performance, basically the images without meaning and purpose. For so many times, the emotion which is supposed to be delivered by images and stories is actually delivered by music. I found it’s especially funny when everyone calls the mainstream films a “visual storytelling” form.
- Where do you want to go?
- I don’t know.
Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang, 1992)
“The song is a serenade - a man sings to a girl that she is his dream. A dream he spends every waking moment working toward. A dream that nothing compares. That he could not hope to attain. But if he has her he’d cherish her forever. But then he wakes up and realizes she’s only a dream.”
Try, think from other people’s perspective And respect the difference, that’s is what makes you not an animal.
Triumph of Spring dance , Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, University of Washington, 1915.
Extraordinary photos of young hitchhikers and freight train hoppers by Mike Brodie