There are (many) longer quotes scattered around this archive, but some collection is in order. This is ongoing..
When we look for a scene from the past, it is by no means certain that we end up recalling the most important or the most relevant; rather, we remember what fits into the preconceived image that we have. Our memory paints a tableau in which the various details inevitably complement one another. Memory doesn’t allow colors that clash with the background.
From the book The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson.
In literal terms, cinema has always been combustible, degradable, scratchable; now, it’s deletable and unsearchable.