On the Wind in the Trees
I have thought about renaming this blog Pissing in the Wind, a useful British expression I recently saw defined as “Doing something that is a complete waste of effort and time for which you can expect no results and may even backfire on you.” That seems apt, right? So why the Wind in the Trees? Well, is there anything more beautiful in the cinema? Jean-Marie Straub once famously quoted D. W. Griffith as saying, towards the end of his life, “What modern movies lack is the wind in the trees.” I can’t say I’m much of a tree lover (though I have nothing against them) but I love a good leaf rustling sequence in a film: it’s a badge of honor. Look out for them.