At bottom I am speaking of nothing other than a cinema capable of inventing a new grammar each time it goes from one world to the next, capable of producing a unique emotion before every thing, every animal, every plant, simply by modifying the parameters of space and time. But this implies a constant practice of both attention and detachment, an ability to enter into the act of filming and return an instant afterward to passive contemplation. In short, a cinema capable of accounting, above all, for the varieties of experience in the sensible world. Easily said….

– Raúl Ruiz, Poetics of Cinema (Éditions Dis Voir, 2005), pp. 89-90

 

I just caught up with the news that Raúl Ruiz died this past week.

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