Serge Daney

Serge Daney (June 4, 1944, Paris – June 12, 1992) was an influential French movie critic who went on from writing film reviews to developing a “television criticism” and onto building a personal theory of the image. Although highly regarded in French and European film criticism circles, his work remains little known to English-speaking audiences, largely because it has not been consistently translated.

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Serge Daney - Radio
... Serge Daney hosted a weekly broadcast on French radio station France-Culture called Microfilms from the last quarter of 1985 to July 1990 ... Daney invited a guest speaker (a film maker, a film shoot photographer, an actor) to talk about a film, a particular subject, or to sum up the events of a film season or a festival ...

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    In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions, the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed.
    Serge Daney (1944–1992)

    The personal appropriation of clichés is a condition for the spread of cultural tourism.
    Serge Daney (1944–1992)

    If you can’t believe a little in what you see on the screen, it’s not worth wasting your time on cinema.
    Serge Daney (1944–1992)

    According to U.S. strategy, if you never see the other, his destruction will be more acceptable ... so that when Iraqi soldiers surrendered, sooner than expected, it was as if they emerged from a dream, a flash-back, a lost epoch—an epoch when the enemy still had a body and was still ‘like us.’
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