“Captiveviscera”  is an abstraction,

clawing—I hope—at your intuition.

Statement of Intent:

These are not comprehensive “reviews”—the kind you read in newspapers and magazines—designed to report the specifics so you can make informed decisions regarding which films to see.  You will find no rating system.  The reflections posted here are meant to inspire thought and discussion.  My primary concern is meaning.  In deconstructing a film, I can appreciate the minutiae of cinematic endeavor, but it is meaning that I take home with me.  I don’t believe that meaning is determined entirely by the intent of the artist or that it is the same for everyone. Meaning is subjective, personal and intimate.  Meaning can transform trash into high art.  We, the audience, own meaning.  I want to share with you, dear reader, the meaning that I have found in the films I have seen.

Statement of Identity:

I am a filmmaker and film enthusiast.  Ever since I was small, I have fallen in love with the characters in books and movies.  I have always wanted to stay a part of their world forever.  I don’t let go easily.  When I was about five years old, my mother had to take me to the theatre several times to finish watching Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.  When E.T. is found in the ditch, cold and sick, I became so distraught that it was necessary to haul me out of the theatre.  But the film never let me be; somewhere in my five-year-old gut, I knew there was meaning to be found there, and that, despite the terrors that lurked, I needed to see it through to the end.  Eventually, I did.   And E.T. has never left me.  “I’ll be right here,” he says, pointing to Elliot’s heart, but it was really my heart, and he was right.

Please, leave comments!

It is through discussion that our perspectives broaden.


Banner Image Courtesy of Jennifer Temple


One comment on “Captiveviscera

  1. Hi Istvan, It’s Kathy and I have to say I’ve missed you and our talks about movies in Smaland. I always enjoyed hearing your opinions on movies you always made me look at them in a different light.
    At least now I’ll be able to see what you think of movies again.

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