importance of NOT saying in art

Paul Auster about Pinocchio: The superiority of the Collodi original do Disney adaptation lies in its reluctance to make the inner motivations of the story explicit. They remain intact, in a pre-conscious, dream-like form, whereas in Disney these things are expressed–which sentimentalizes them, and therefore trivializes them. in The Invention of Solitude, p. 131 adaptation, […]

father and son in the shark’s belly

– Oh, Father, dear Father! Have I found you at last? Now I shall never, never leave you again! – The sea was rough and the whitecaps overturned the boat. Then a Terrible Shark came up out of the sea and, as soon as he saw me in the water, swam quickly toward me, put […]