Saturday, September 18, 2010

"Sans-culotte Idealism"

Here's a clip I found at Art Of The Guillotine - a great blog devoted to film and video editing. This is a 15 minute interview (subtitled in English) with German filmmaker, Alexander Kluge.

Toward the end of the clip, Kluge discusses documentary storytelling and states: "I can't change people, and some are more tolerant than others. But its sans-culotte idealism to say, 'The viewer ought to be interested in reality.' He's not in search of truth, unless you promise him a treasure trove."

Pleasure before truth, I guess.

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