Oh please . .

On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 2:08 PM, John Knecht <jkne...@colgate.edu> wrote:
> Bernie,
>
> I used Peter Hutton's films in my university courses for forty years.  I put
> them in context by showing students, Peter's films with paintings by Monet.
> Filmmaking in celluloid or in a digital format is about light and motion at
> its base.  Artists such as Peter Hutton or Claude Monet or James Benning are
> artists who look carefully at the world.  As Benning says "Going out and
> observing and reporting back."  Peter's study of natural light and motion
> are unique in cinema.  Good art makes places for us to go.  Peter's films
> took you to a place the other night.  It took the couple in front of you
> there too.  You've never been there before. Come back again.
>
> John Knecht
>
> On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 2:03 PM, Bernard Roddy <tactilecor...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Frameworkers!  I don't know who you are, but . . .  It's like the
>> letters my father writes that I never answer.  They just keep coming,
>> even as I throw them directly in the trash.  What, then, is it to
>> write someone, anyway?
>>
>> But Peter Hutton work screened at Nightingale.  And I wonder, well:
>>
>> What does this have to do with higher education?  That wasn't the
>> first thing, though.  It was, is this still acceptable?  It was funny,
>> after the show - all totally silent - I had to think of André Kertész
>> photographs.  Is this even experimental?  The girl in the seat in
>> front of me rested her head on her boyfriend's shoulder.  It was an
>> experience resembling a service of some kind.  The show was very well
>> attended.  I'm not just saying that.  And understandably so, because
>> the experience is hard to get!  It's in film, for god's sake, and it
>> couldn't possibly be otherwise - it's pure, it's committed to this
>> extremely disciplined style.  You could think, you could wait, and
>> there was never anything to distract you . .  (I'm thinking of the
>> river film and the Polish city film) . .  But then there's that what
>> does this have to do with higher education?  Can this really be part
>> of a course of study?  That's where I lose it.
>>
>> Bernie
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