Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Every frame, every sound, every word ...

There is an interesting post on http://filmchatblog.blogspot.com/ about cartoons and music which has special resonance for textual criticism and exegesis.

"I think you must learn -- If you're in any filmmaking, you must respect the single frame, and there are 24 of those per second. And in my opinion, if you don't respect that single frame, you're in the same boat with a musician who does not respect an eighth note or a sixteenth. . . . You have to find the smallest unit and you have to love it and believe that that one will make a difference. One frame, to me, will make the difference whether anything's funny or not."

Loving the smallest unit is something that characterises evangelical textual criticism!

Pete

1 Comments:

P J Williams said...

Aye, every detail matters--even the vowel quantity!