Tuesday, January 24, 2017


As someone who admires art and who loves to find meaning in artwork, I never thought of viewing movies the same way I view art. After reading this article, It never dawned on me what actually happens in order for a movie to be on TV. The movie has to first be written out, then visualized, then an actual construction of the film has to made and the final step is to make it into the actual film. It's fascinating in a way to think about how much work every single person that creates that movie goes through and how much of a thrill it must be to start from just an idea and watch it play out in a theater. One of the topics that Calvino touches on is imagination. I really enjoyed the quote, "the imagination is a kind of electronic machine that accounts all the possible combinations and chooses the ones that are appropriate to a particular purpose, or simply the most interesting, pleasing or amusing." I think this quote is a really good interpretation of our imaginations and how we are able to let our brains go wild and imagine all of sorts of things. It is fascinating to think that we have all of these thoughts that pop up in our head and imagination allows us to think outside the box or behind the scenes in order to get a unique and creative idea or concept. 

1 comment:

  1. I agree that I had never thought about movies the same way I thought about other artwork, but it is very interesting to realize there is a very similar creative process behind both.