Back soon, but in the meantime, be sure to check out Chris Petit's remarkable film, Content, on More4 tomorrow night. Here's my take on the film....
One of the most gratifying aspects of Content ... is that by contrast with so many contemporary television documentaries, which neurotically hector the audience by incessantly reiterating their core thesis, Petit trusts in the intelligence and speculative power of the viewer. Where so much television now involves a mutual redundancy of image and voice – the image is slaved into illustrating the text; the voice merely glosses the image – Content is in large part about the spaces between image and text, what is unsaid in (and about) the images.
Posted by mark at March 8, 2010 07:30 PM