Monday, November 01, 2010

Six Principles by Donal Foreman

These 'six principles', devised by Donal Foreman, could stand as a succinct creative manifesto for my filmmaking as much as for his.

1. The distinction between fiction and documentary is meaningless.

2. Each image is a singular event.

3. The camera is always part of the scene.

4. Cinema is a dialogue between will and reality.

5. Be, don't illustrate.

6. "In narrative cinema---and all cinema is narrative to some degree---it is the type of image produced that determines the narrative, not the reverse." --Raul Ruiz


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