Friday, January 22, 2010

Brown Envelope Excitement

Like a package delivered from a seedy website, a little brown envelope containing Ramin Bahrani's great film Chop Shop arrived in my letterbox last night. A little tremor of excitement. The sweet smell of excessive plastic packaging and the earth burning beneath my feet. A gleaming untouched DVD case.

Come to my pad and we'll watch it again together...
"To be as simple as possible. To erase myself and the camera. To direct without directing. To control everything, but be open and honest to life. To make everyone think it was "just happening" when in fact it was all planned out to the very last detail. For our camera to judge nothing and no one, be unflinching, and still find compassion and love in such a harsh location." - Ramin Bahrani

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