Archive for September 13, 2022

RIP JLG

Posted in FILM with tags , on September 13, 2022 by dcairns

This is one of the most useful clips to show students, I find. Although JLG does have a movie star, 35mm equipment etc, what he’s doing, finding the epic and cosmic in the small and mundane, and capturing the quality of cafe time — reading material interrupted by bursts of noise as the natural sound crashes back into consciousness. Some of JLG’s other obtrusive sound and music cuts I find frustrating, even if I understand the intent, but this sequence captures something I really identify with.

The line that JLG could make cinema out of a matchbox and an elastic band is a very true and smart one, and it’s a lesson we should all learn.