June 24, 2007

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm quite surprised no one has seen fit to comment in 9 days the very eloquent image from "The Birds" you selected, so unmistakeably Hitchcockian, and so telling, even as a still, without sound or movement or a story or characters (of course, I know by heart the film, but it would apply if I had never seen it), so charged with tension and mystery, and therefore "suspense": the frail remnants of coffeepots still hanging, anomalously broken, tell you on the spot something strange and terrible has happened and the very fact that the debris still hang orderly from the mantelpiece warn you that it is still happening. Certainly a lost art, probably of a kind nobody is much interested in anymore, because it requires attention, looking at things and thinking... A good reminder.
Miguel Marías