21 January 2007

Independent Spirit

We love independent films. We love foreign films. We love good movies. This is why we see very few commercially released American films.

Oh, sure, there are a few films made by the "studios" that are worth two hours or $20. But this is proof of my belief -- often said -- that a thousand monkeys in a room with a thousand typewriters will, in a thousand years, type out the complete works of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Translated: even the big studios will eventually chance upon something of quality.

Does this make me a snob? No. It makes me a person who values my time and does not want to waste it with any more explosions, car chases, or shoot-'em-ups. Time is, after all, the only truly valuable commodity in the world.

The New York Times has a fascinating
article on the current state of affairs in re independent cinema.

No comments: