I think cinema is at a dead end. Therefore, I have come up with a new manifesto to make exciting new films:
1.Editing is a lie. Do not edit.
2. Nothing can be in focus. Focus is oppressive.
3. Make movies about SOULS not PEOPLE.
4. You are a beautiful genius.
5. Mistakes are encouraged. In fact, your entire film should be a mistake.
6. Planning is for wimps!
7. Anyone can make a movie. You should just shoot anything and make it a movie because everything is cinema.
8. Don’t try to make a “good” movie. Don’t even try to do anything.
9. Cameras are bourgeois.-——————————————————————————
This is probably going to be a revolution. Just letting you in on the ground floor.
you are talking about contemporary contemplative cinema, i believe
So I just turn on the camera and I’m a great filmmaker?
Sounds pretty easy if I apply this method.
This sounds suspiciously like Ed Wood’s own manifesto…
I’m such a beautiful genius that I’m afraid somebody is going to steal all my original ideas about film making!
“So I just turn on the camera and I’m a great filmmaker?”
Even better: don’t turn the camera on. Don’t even bring a camera with you.
Matt Parks has got the right idea.
i’ve been a filmmaker all this time, and i didn’t even realize it. i can’t wait for my mubi entry to go through
Alexandra I loved your last film, it was very UN-amazing. The way it should be!
Alexandra said, you are talking about contemporary contemplative cinema, i believe
I don’t know if that was joke or not, but I laughed.
Number 6 sounds familiar…
“Rehearsing is for fags.” – Brett Ratner
Anyway, I’m happy about this Dogme 95 parody.
Heh, yeah. Dogme 95 isn’t an isolated incident, there’s a whole group of filmmakers where I live who have similarly drastic ‘rules’ to ensure their creative purity from the poison that is anything resembling a decent and enjoyable movie (because if anybody enjoys themselves, that’s just too damn Hollywood).