By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Bilge Ebiri Likes Song To Song

Song to Song continues the mosaic-like stylization of To the Wonder and Knight of Cups — an indulgence that has turned much of the critical establishment off to Malick. But it takes it in new directions, too. To the Wonder was effectively a dance performance in which characters’ movements revealed their relationships and emotions; Knight of Cups was a debauched fantasia in which the bizarre, rapidfire progression of images and sounds and bodies mimicked the protagonist’s intoxicated, alienated mental state. Song to Song in some ways stands as the most earnest and optimistic of the three films, for here the focus is on the derangement of love, on how the literal imbalance and freefall of passion eventually turn into the equilibrium of constancy.”
~ Bilge Ebiri Likes Song To Song

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BLOOM
There cannot be a human being who has fewer thoughts on the whole question of word processing than I do. I’ve never even seen a word processor. I am hopelessly archaic. For me the typewriter hasn’t even been invented yet, so how can I speak to this matter? I protest! A man who has never learned to type is not going to be able to add anything to this debate. As far as I’m concerned, computers have as much to do with literature as space travel, perhaps much less. I can only write with a ballpoint pen, with a Rolling Writer, they’re called, a black Rolling Writer on a lined yellow legal pad on a certain kind of clipboard. And then someone else types it.

INTERVIEWER
And someone else edits?

BLOOM
No one edits. I edit. I refuse to be edited.

INTERVIEWER
Do you revise much?

BLOOM
Sometimes, but not often.
~ Harold Bloom

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