Blog Research Bank One: Quotations

“In it, he argues (with reference to his own novels and those of prominent modernist writers such as Proust and Samuel Beckett) that the novel form must be re-imagined by each generation.

Wikipedia entry on Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Pour un Nouveau Roman.

“the world wide web, in which all time and space coexist simultaneously, seems as if it were invented by Borges. Take, for example, his famous story The Aleph. Here the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet becomes the point in time and space that contains all time and everything in the universe.”

Suzanne Jill Levine, Jorge Luis Borges editor and translator.

“Well, what is the point of a studio? How does it make the work easier? In a studio, for instance, one can lift up the wall at one’s back, to make room for the camera and a lamp or two. I wanted to do just that. Godard told me: ‘No. We mustn’t move the wall. When a husband watches his wife bringing in the joint she has burned, he can’t move the wall to bawl her out from further away. He stays in his chair and looks from there.'”

Cinematographer Raoul Coutard on working with Jean-Luc Godard.



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