Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

A taste of curiosity

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Abbas Kiarostami

People have curiosity, they have intelligence, they have interest in understanding their peers. But producers and directors of cinema have decided that the seats in the theaters have been made to transform people’s minds to lazy minds. As soon as they enter a theater they must become moron consumers who must be fed information. Those same people, when they leave the theater, when they look behind the curtains, they are curious about their neighbors, they can guess if their neighbors are siblings or a couple, how old they are, what their occupation is. They are curious about each other and they can understand each other without being fed information. Why should it be different in cinema? In real life, when someone’s partner calls them, they can tell from the first word their partner says what their mood is. In my films, I try to give people as little information as possible, which is still much more than what they get in real life. I feel that they should be grateful for the little bit of information I give them. If they were as inquisitive when they come to watch my films as they are in real life, they’d make my life easier.

Abbas Kiarostami

Written by nevalalee

September 12, 2015 at 7:30 am

Posted in Movies, Quote of the Day

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  1. do you have any films?

    rostomking

    September 12, 2015 at 9:24 am


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