Godfrey Reggio Quotes


24 Godfrey Reggio quotes:



"I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're not going to change the form in which we live."
"But in fact if you look at film as a metaphor, only through the negative can you have the positive print. What I'm trying to get to is the positive value of negation."
"Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic relationship with their students."
"History has been the history of warfare."
"I think it's the tragedy of our time that we're not aware of the affect of the manner in which we've adopted tools. Those tools have become who we are."
"I think there's an enormous value to being negative. The world we live in today, negativity is not permitted."
"In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf, and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multiple, real talents of other people. Everything I do is collaborative."
"In terms of the feeling of the piece, I cant think about what people are gonna think about it, what are the critics gonna say, I'm trying to bring some resolution, and realize that myself. It's a struggle; it's a process that gets us this."
"In the order I was in, each brother takes five vows, one of which is teaching the poor gratuitously. As a young person I was seized by this idea of social justice and I wanted very much to follow my vow of teaching the poor gratuitously."
"It is very easy to make clear what you want a film to say, but I did not wish to engage in overt propaganda, even for the right cause. I wanted to create an experience through the films, something where people could have the freedom of their own response to them."
"It's not that we use technology, we live technology."
"My job is to assemble this team of collaboration, hope that everyone has a strong ego but no vanity and that we can proceed with a critical path."
"Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness."
"Now having said that, I realize that releasing a film in the real world is like trying to get General Motors to release a handmade car."
"Remember that the film is about the digital domain. From the point of view of the scenario, images are evil demons, if I can be so bold."
"So the location for this film is the images themselves - what is traditionally called stock and archival images. Then we animated those images."
"So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions."
"So, not for lack of love of language, but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation, I decided to make films without words."
"Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe, so we are no longer conscious of its presence."
"Technology is not neutral."



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