Paul Buck

Poetics of Cinema

Raúl Ruiz


Raúl Ruiz, in his Poetics of Cinema, makes a point before setting off on his journey with the reader: ‘One last remark: I am not a scholar and the majority of my references have been culled from my personal library, allowing me to check them without difficulty. But I read in zigzags, I travel from one book to the next, and this is not without risks. It is quite possible that here and there, certain interpretations or comparisons are stretched or simply gratuitous. However, this book is a journey – and travellers should be aware that paths leading nowhere are also part of the trip.’


from Performance, Omnibus, 2012



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