Orson Welles once said, ‘The enemy of art is the absence of limitations’.
Since I think this is very true and I wanted to start a blog about art, more specifically about film, I decided to name it presenceoflimitations.tumblr.com. I am majoring in philosophy, but also started a minor in film and theatre studies last September. So far, I have seen films I never thought I would see, films I never thought existed. It has opened up a whole new world for me, one in which I wish to continue to reside. I’ve been writing short film reviews for my personal blog, but someone advised me to start a separate film review blog, to create a sort of portfolio. I also hope that at the same time, this will become a collection of what I see, from the past and from the present.
Do not in any way consider these reviews professional opinions. As it says in the header, I am merely a student, and these are merely my opinions.
Thanks and, as Stephen Fry said at the BAFTA awards 2012, ‘films can allow us to escape from the burdens and hardships of life, and they can shine a light on injustice. Film can reduce us to quivering wrecks with laughter to help us forget, and it can stun us with truth to help us remember. (…) Let’s all keep lining up for tickets and sitting in the dark. Support your local cinema. Live and love film.’