The music of images

PabloArchive, Cinema, Text

In the interview that Victor Erice gave at the BFI for the re-release of El Sur, he said that Hollywood cinema abuses music, as the images are already dead, a music which is used as an attempt to revive the cinematographic corpse. He spoke about the music inherent in the images themselves, in the cadenza and rhythm of the visual language. For him, silent cinema was a poetic form of film making. He was referring to recent blockbusters.