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  • In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf, and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multiple, real talents of other people. Everything I do is collaborative.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • The language of the moment or, as it were, the language of the order in which we live, is the image. I felt that if I wanted to commune with the public, I should best do so through the language of image. It's a conscious embrace of a contradiction.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • Now having said that, I realize that releasing a film in the real world is like trying to get General Motors to release a handmade car.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • These films however, have ambiguity built into them, because it's too easy in film to make a strident work of propaganda or advertising, which are really the same thing anyway, meaning the message is unmistakable.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • All tools have intrinsic politics and technology is the tool of now.
    (Godfrey Reggio)


  • Remember that the film is about the digital domain. From the point of view of the scenario, images are evil demons, if I can be so bold.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • History has been the history of warfare.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • It's not that we use technology, we live technology.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • I think it's the tragedy of our time that we're not aware of the affect of the manner in which we've adopted tools. Those tools have become who we are.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • In terms of the feeling of the piece, I cant think about what people are gonna think about it, what are the critics gonna say, I'm trying to bring some resolution, and realize that myself. It's a struggle; it's a process that gets us this.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • So, not for lack of love of language, but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation, I decided to make films without words.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • In the order I was in, each brother takes five vows, one of which is teaching the poor gratuitously. As a young person I was seized by this idea of social justice and I wanted very much to follow my vow of teaching the poor gratuitously.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
    (Godfrey Reggio)

  • So the location for this film is the images themselves - what is traditionally called stock and archival images. Then we animated those images.
    (Godfrey Reggio)


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