Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Black Sun

The idea that a documentary could assume the perspective of a blind man initially seems paradoxical. Movies, after all, are essentially a visual art form; remove the image and the remaining elements become an entirely different medium. Cinema had already made a global impact when audio became de rigueur for most productions in the late ’20s, and many people felt that talkies carried the transience of a passing fad. It’s nice to hear Al Jolson sing, but does anybody care to know what Charlie Chaplin sounds like? It takes the illusion of motion to involve audiences in the act of viewing.

Read the rest of the review in the New York Press...


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