Sunday, February 06, 2011

her wings are breaking through

Last night I read an interview with Vincent Cassel, who plays the director in Black Swan, and found this small quote quite interesting.
"Q: Do you take an interest in the world outside of acting and film in general…

Well I have more interest in the world outside of films than films. I don’t watch a lot of movies anymore actually. I wish I could but I don’t. You have kids, you have life, there are so many things. I’d rather watch documentaries or the news than movies after a certain point because once you become what you do you are dead. So if you keep on shooting movies and then in your free time watch movies you’ll think that’s what it’s all about. And I know it’s not. I still know it’s not all about movies. So yes: I’m interested in the world."

The art cannot survive without outside forces. Multiplicity instead of singularity. I love writing about gymnastics but it's not the only story I tell. Telling stories in beats and light. All of this comes to mind.

Throw your world wide. See what you pull in.

1 comment:

The Couch Gymnast said...

I remember seeing this quote and being very taken with what he said. It's not the same thing, but the advice is somewhat akin to the one my writing teachers always pulled out. 'Don't be a writing festival junky Go out and see the world or go home and write!'

And I know gymnastics is not the only story you tell, but hell, I love it when you do! Besides, every now and then I have a little muse, I wonder what the incomparable miss Valentina has said this week!