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Aristotle in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern

By Paul Strathern

“Each of those little books is witty and dramatic and creates a feeling of time, position, and character....I can't give some thought to a greater strategy to introduce oneself and one’s pals to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, transparent and knowledgeable, they've got a breezy wit approximately them....I locate them difficult to prevent reading.”—Richard Bernstein, New York Times. “Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.”—Jim Holt, Wall highway Journal. those short and enlightening explorations of our best thinkers deliver their rules to lifestyles in wonderful and obtainable type. Philosophical inspiration is deciphered and made finished and engaging to nearly everybody. faraway from being a novelty, each one ebook is a hugely subtle appraisal of the thinker and his paintings, authoritative and obviously awarded.

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Did you have funding for that? We were commissioned by HBO but they gave us a finite budget. Now, luckily, they gave us a generous budget, but it was a finite budget, and they only gave us seven months of editing. But compared to other companies, that is a lot of editing time. Some companies will say you should be able to cut this in five months. Grey Gardens took almost two-and-a-half years to edit because even when you got the footage, what is the footage telling you? You have to really spend an enormous amount of time cutting scenes and going back and forth over the footage and to really understand what is the relationship between Big Edie and Little Edie.

Realize at the moment that this is a great scene. —sometimes an incident will be happening and you realize you need something to set it up. You know what you have already shot, you know what you’ll need to edit, and so you have to be able to nudge your subjects to get material out of them so that you have a beginning, middle, and end of that scene, so when you go back into the editing room it can be as great a scene as it was in life. I think there’s a certain talent to that as well, which is uniquely cinema verité.

It’s intergenerational—we’re filming the descendants of the slaves, so you’re seeing the repercussions of slavery even though it’s four generations later, but you’re seeing it every day in the lives of the people there. So here’s this school superintendent whose school is about to be taken over by the state of Mississippi if he cannot pull his school district off probation. The only way he can pull his school district off probation is if he can get the kids to pass the ITBS—the Iowa Test for Basic Skills.

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