Sunday, March 28, 2010

Detour - Why in chronological order?

If I´m really interested in an actress I like to watch her films in chronological order because of two reasons:

- First - it seems to be the best way to understand the development of a performer. The original order gives me a detailed impression of how an actress changed through her career - sometimes a span of decades.
- And second - it´s simply how contemporaries watched those films. That´s the nearest I can get to the reception of films by actual moviegoers of this era. Of course with the access to a DVD copy at any time and with the possibilities of the use of the fast forward and rewind button it´s only "an idea of a reception" but still the closest I can get...

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