On ‘theme’…

“A theme is an idea… about life and its meaning, about the human condition, it is the underlying truth signified by the film – universal, enduring, significant, expressive, and eloquent. It springs from the writer’s view of the way the world is and his sense of morality, of the way the world should be.”

William Miller, American writer and Film maker.

I thought the above quotation was useful for considering ‘theme’ and what a piece of work (and not just film) may be about at its core. I’m not sure I agree with all of Miller’s quotation, but it might be a helpful reminder when making work and considering the artist’s world view and her intention.

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