from adrian martin ("rouge", 2007)
A movie exists only once. Then basta. Seeing it again for pleasure – OK, why not? But the idea of ‘re-evaluating’ a movie is a nonsense, a heresy, a horror. Ban this ‘re-evaluation’ business from your life. If the movie seems not so good the second or the third time around, then tell yourself that you are the one who's wrong.
You can read Louis Skorecki on-line, but that’s nothing like reading him in the newspaper, each day, several days a week. There are people who text each other, over breakfast, with the most outrageous things that Skorecki has just said in his column in the French newspaper Libération, which he has been writing for years. It is literally a column: one long column, hard to cut out successfully, with one small photo always in the same spot in the middle. The page is devoted to television; and Skorecki’s section is titled ‘Le Film’, meaning the film-of-the-day on TV – free-to-air or cable TV. But Skorecki makes a point of returning to certain films, and certain filmmakers again and again, and even recycling his own texts, with only slight changes.
adrian martin ("rouge")