Monday, November 10, 2003

"Commenting on the initial success of Pather Panchali and Aparajito, Ray declared in 1958: "Personally I have been lucky with my first two films, but what is really important and exciting is not the immediate gain, but the ultimate vindication of the belief that I hold dearest as an artist: art wedded to truth must, in the end, have its rewards.""(WorldSocialistWebSite : Arts Review : Film Festivals : "Art wedded to truth must, in the end, have its rewards")

:: note :: . . . saw The Apu Trilogy, written and directed by Satyajit Ray this weekend . . . dvd just released . . . Pather Panchali (Song of the Road) , the first of the trilogy is truly remarkable . . . Ray with a precise eye allows the story to flow . . . each moment developes on its own terms the director follows doesn't manipulate . . . the story of each moment is determined by the impulse of the action or as Ray states in his essay "Making Films" in our films, their films
: "the exploration of the truth of human behaviour and the revelation of that truth through the medium of actors."