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  1. ann

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    Wonderful Ann, thank you!
     
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    thank you for the best link of the year!! what a wonderful experience!
     
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    Thank you for the post...
     
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    Thanks a lot for the post Ann, but it pains me to watch it. This interviewer is just a foul moron, he's unbearable, always talking down to Cartier-Bresson like he's senile or a child, laughing too hard, and trying to make him say "decisive moment." I don't know what's the problem with journalists interviewing major figures but they can never shut up, ask intelligent questions, and listen.

    Reminds me of a French TV special I saw on Derrida. Not that I admire the man that much, but he was nevertheless in the big leagues of modern culture. The interview was almost setup like a game show, with surprise guests, music popping up at random moments, and ass-lickers saying how much their obscure and meaningless works were inspired by the Great Man.
     
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    I for one think Charlie Rose is one of the best interviewers of our time and I am extremely glad he is the one doing it.
     
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    Well, he is doing an awful job here, he is so unbearable. His interviewee does not seem to appreciate him either.
     
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    Because, interviewers use interviews to promote themselves, and more important subject they interview, journalists think more important he/she will look like...
     
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    Thanks Ann !!!

    Cheers,
    Bill
     
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    It must be the hair spray creeping into the cortex...
     
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    Might be of interest? It was a marvellous interview!

    Hans
     
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    Thank you, Ann!

    I *loved* every second of this interview ... whether or not Rose did a "good" job. Rose's technique matters little: Henri Cariter-Bresson's responses, and the projection of his "inner being" ("anarchist... finally reducing "anarchism" to "love") was marvelous.

    Especially, when Rose asked him, "Why don't you accept the fact that you are a great (the greatest?) photographer?" - and Cartier-Bresson answered him, "Because it is not true. I have a camera, and I use it."

    One really significant quote from HCB: "Everything worth knowing cannot be taught."

    Rose: "What makes a great photograph?"
    HCB: "Geometry, and everything in the right place ... and ...."
    Rose: "You don't know?"
    HCB: "No, I don't know,"
    Rose: "And it can't be taught?"
    HCB: "No. It can't be taught"
     
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    The DVD "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye" has a great deal more of the impish HCB - I found it much more enjoyable than the Charlie Rose interview.