P. Adams Sitney on Film Bloggers
The other day I was talking to a group of younger filmmakers about a current situation I simply cannot understand. There seems to be a tremendous revitalization of avant-garde filmmaking now, but there’s absolutely no one publishing anything about it, anything. . . .
The universities have completely imploded. They’re the places to go if you believe that the media discourse of French philosophers is the only viable approach to film, and that the empirical relationship of the viewer to the work of art is utterly passe. . . .
I can only fantasize about young independent people who love these new films and want to write about them.
— in an interview with Scott MacDonald, A Critical Cinema, Vol. 4, May 2000
Okay, so technically he wasn’t talking about film bloggers. Or, at least he didn’t know he was talking about film bloggers.