Monday, April 17, 2006 04/24/06-Simplicity

In today’s excerpt, a thought from Academy Award winning cinematographer Gordon Willis, whose work has included The Godfather, The Godfather, Part II, All the President’s Men, Annie Hall, and Manhattan:

“Generally, the trick on a movie is to take something that’s often very sophisticated and reduce it to something very simple. So that it reads out in a good way to an audience. That’s hard, because not too many people understand simplicity: They equate it with ‘no good.’

Gordon Willis as reported by William Goldman, Adventures in the Screen Trade, Warner Books, 1983, p. 379


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