A wonderful opinion piece by Martin Scorsese. A “must read” about the need to preserve our intellectual past and present for the future. Re-blogged from http://atolemdro.com/2013/07/28/scorsese-film/, where I discovered it. ~ Mike
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In this multimedia-driven age, schools should place the same emphasis on visual literacy as they do written. We need to be able to parse through the latest breaking news report or the latest Breaking Bad episode to the point where we can both grasp what’s being said (audibly & visually) and appreciate/understand what exactly the directors/actors/reporters are doing to convey their messages.
Director Martin Scorsese provides a solid argument for this stance in his new essay “the persisting vision: reading the language of cinema”. in it, Scorsese also touches on what he loves about movies and scatters in some great bits of film history. check it out below (via NY Review of Books) and respond to it in the comments.