... you can learn from:
Death in Venice (1971)
Gustav: You know sometimes I think that artists are rather like hunters aiming in the dark. They don't know what their target is, and they don't know if they've hit it. But you can't expect life to illuminate the target and steady your aim. The creation of beauty and purity is a spiritual act.
Alfred: No Gustav, no. Beauty belongs
to the senses. Only to the senses.
A few weeks ago I told you about how Criterion is releasing a 4K restoration of Visconti's deeply breathtaking Death in Venice onto blu-ray in February -- well if you're in New York you can get the restoration into your eyeballs even quicker because the ever illustrious Quad Cinema will be premiering it next weekend, running for a week starting on December 14th. What a time to be alive! I mean everything is garbage but the movies are giving us some quality escape, at least...