Author(s): Pier Paolo Pasolini, Norman MacAfee, Craig Owens Source: October, Vol. 13, (Summer, 1980), pp. 3-6 Published by: The MIT Press
The substance of cinema is therefore an endless long take, as is reality to our senses for as long as we are able to see and feel (a long take that ends with the end of our lives); and this long take is nothing but the reproduction of the language of reality. In other words it is the reproduction of the present.