We’ve already discussed Mr. Null’s wonderful powers of cinematic analysis, but we didn’t touch on his firm grasp of the history of cinema. (Chapter 3 in Five Stars).
From his review of Roberto Rosselini’s 1950 film The Flowers of St. Francis:
It almost goes without saying that the film’s production failings — choppy video, out-of-sync audio, and generally decaying film stock — detract from the simplicity and wisdom of its message.
I, for one, never knew just how far ahead of the curve Roberto was on using video. Thanks Chris for continually illuminating cinema lovers everywhere.