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again,

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you have misconstrued the rhetoric and logic of my original assertion.

i am not saying that each individual work is to be compared with others and rated into terms of the "goodness" etc. first, viz. its logic, my comment about the superiority of film was a holistic statement about the significance of an artform, as a cultural form, in todays world. second, viz. its rhetoric, i puropsefully overstated the claim to make the thrust apparent -- that not enough attention or props is given to film, maybe too much to writing -- even if i myself don't necessarily agree in every instance.

but i will say this, if i compare a novel and a movie i would more than likely say that the novel is better BUT if i compare an hour spent reading a novel and an hour spent watching afilm i will say that the film-hour is more aesthetically and educationally worthwile than the novel-hour.



again,

Posted to Utterances




you have misconstrued the rhetoric and logic of my original assertion.

i am not saying that each individual work is to be compared with others and rated into terms of the "goodness" etc. first, viz. its logic, my comment about the superiority of film was a holistic statement about the significance of an artform, as a cultural form, in todays world. second, viz. its rhetoric, i puropsefully overstated the claim to make the thrust apparent -- that not enough attention or props is given to film, maybe too much to writing -- even if i myself don't necessarily agree in every instance.

but i will say this, if i compare a novel and a movie i would more than likely say that the novel is better BUT if i compare an hour spent reading a novel and an hour spent watching afilm i will say that the film-hour is more aesthetically and educationally worthwile than the novel-hour.