Saturday, 17 January 2009
Can't See a Thing
I don't recall when I first saw this picture of Godard, it's one of those iconic images that feels like it's always been there. I became a projectionist in about 2003, and something that occurred to me quite soon after working with 35mm film is that Godard wouldn't be able to discern a single thing he was looking at. Try and imagine how dark a frame of film is, and then imagine looking at it while wearing a pair of shades. Idiotic.
More recently, however I saw this picture of Eisenstein that was probably taken about 30 years before the Godard one. It's not as well known, but I think it's an awesome picture....
Here is my version of that pose, albeit with a humble strip of 8mm film: