Saturday, December 01, 2018

You must not avert your eyes ... this is what a collective anonymous body of marjority wants to see

--- Werner Herzog, from an interview at Intelligence Squared in 2009 (YouTube)

The poet or the filmmaker or the musician must not avert his eyes. We should not be sitting in the library and study it as academic subject... Paul I think you've started watching Wrestlemania... because you must not avert your eyes. This what is coming at us. This is what a collective, anonymous body of majority wants to see on television.

I found it thanks to Nerdwriter1, who used it to open his YouTube essay, Why Are There So Few Smartphones In Popular Movies?, which was inspired by John Hunter's TEDx Talk, The Hollywood Guide to the Future-Past.