Real Talkies

Real Talkies

Every cut is a lie. It’s never that way. Those two shots were never next to each other in time that way. But you’re telling a lie in order to tell the truth. –Wolf Koenig.

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The reality of the BETWEEN

August 1, 2010 , , , ,

In a film, vivid images are seen and expressive sounds are heard but the experience is larger than the sum of its parts. The audience is not a passive recipient but an engaging and demanding participant. They weave and connect the visuals, the sounds, the characters and fill in the spaces with a reality which is so unique. BETWEEN THE FOLDS” – A documentary exploring the science, art, creativity and ingenuity of many of the world’s best paper folders, was such an experience for me.

According to Vanessa Gould, her film at its heart is about potential. The potential of uncut paper square. The potential of a wild scientific idea. The potential to see things differently. So for her, the film was less about telling a story and more about finding an idea – layers of ideas.

The film was tactile and textured, yet very philosophical and deep. Documentary has so much in common with origami. It is what it is – you have a piece of paper to work with – no cutting, no adding but all the potential in the world to be transformed into a compelling narrative that moves the world.



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Beautiful stuff …couldn’t believe it is made out of paper. I will be back for more 🙂

Chicago Newborn Photographer Sri


August 1, 2010

The film is brilliant. You can watch it instantly on Netflix. I fell in love with the paper, the folded art and the folders! 🙂


August 1, 2010

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