“I am not talking here about going to the movies. I am talking about making cinema. I am talking about the life of vision. I am talking about cinema as one way of living the life of a poet. I am talking about film as poetry, as philosophy, as metaphysics, as all else it has […]
Kelly’s poems were often printed in Richard Grossinger and partner Lindy Hough’s literary journal Io . I bought each new edition (at The Source Bookshop in Bourke Street I suspect) and held them close to my breast back then.
This speech appeared on the Italian delegation to the UN’s website and has been re-quoted from that version a number of times on other sites. It seems to be badly scanned or OCR’d and with no checking of terms, spelling and references. The last minutes were also left un-transcribed which reduces the moments of poetry of a man who would be dead just three years later at 84. Hopefully it is closer to what Umberto intended.
And we’re trying to build a monument to show that we were here It won’t be visible from the air and it won’t be any shame to build a monument to prove that we were here. Gene Parsons, Monument from the 1973 Warner Bros. album Kindling “So I always say that the commercial (filmmakers) […]
If they don’t make movies or take photographs?” I used that quote from French filmmaker Chris Marker from his film Sans Soliel – Sunless 1982 to start a conversation with the late and great multimedia pioneer Dana Atchley. His reply and that story is here.