segunda-feira, 18 de outubro de 2010

A propósito do diálogo entre a palavra e a imagem

"Cheating the Void," de Tony Harrison
(tendo em mente "La Sortie des usines Lumière à Lyon ")

"Oblivion is darkness, Memory light.
They're locked in eternal struggle. Which
of these two forces really shows its might
when death's doors are thrown open by a switch?

These people are all dead, and yet they walk.
The first in fact to move on celluloid.
Though they are silent and won't ever talk
their very moments seemed to cheat the void.
Deaths no longer absolute, wrote the reviewer
having seen this film in 1895.
Do our TVs and videos make that truer
and help to make the dead seem more alive?"

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