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From David Bordwell’s post “Sleeves” — December 3rd, 2007

“Am I fussing over minutiae? No; Wyler and Mizoguchi did. We just have to follow where they lead. As I try to show. . . directors attend closely to things that might seem trivial. Our analysis needs to be as fine-grained as their craft and artistry.”

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If film critics recieved awards Bordwell would have at least one Palme d’Or…an inspiration and treasure.

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Don’t Smile, Jedediah

DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES

“I will provide the readers of this blog with an in-depth investigation of the arts.  This promise will be kept.  I will show where we’ve gone wrong and where others have gotten it right.  I will be a fighting and tireless champion/critic who speaks honestly, and no special interests will be allowed to interfere with that truth.”

Herman Scherer Bergman

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“Solly!” 

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