"Writer and theorist, teacher and author of video art, documentary and film manager or television studios, John Carmazan preserved, unlike most of his colleagues, rare love for young people who knock on doors consecration in adventurous" items "of film director.
Without even waiting for recognition or respect, and devotion filmmaker confesses gems to create and thorny road of building art.
Elegance pedagogical sense of the artist is materialized in the testimony of faith that says director John Carmazan beginning stages of their steps as "apprentice" drama, pain and suffering in the virtual training filmmaker. "
I do not know any director who, from Plotinus to Father Staniloae from Cioran and Ruben Dario, the Blind and Dad Fane from Bocsa Oancea, to cross so many itineraries from which to law, in one way or another, synthesis cinematography.
"Director John Carmazan, the most interesting man I have known in recent years." If Geo Bogza stepped writer who wrote so many places and, as he wrote about so many ilustrissimi, rests on such a superlative, we must understand that the narrator is, himself, a character totally out of range. Cravings and to define carefully confraternities characters: they are a family.
Poetics of Carmazan oscillate between word and image. Here's what he beautifully expresses this idea since the start of the book: "At first glance, the cinema shows and the novel says. One uses images, the other using only words. The strange thing is that lately, cinema is trying to say, and try novel show ". There are no directors in Romania to be theorized so wonderful and creative experience. Liviu Ciulei has no such book. May toying with writing Pintilie, Daneliuc, maybe others, but still not gathered in a system. I am still in "bric-a-brac." So is their work. Based on the essence of art but that is intuitive, Carmazan is already operating in accordance with his theory. Because intuitions led him to metaphor and parable, as are most of his films, culminating in a second life, by far the most inspiring film of post-revolutionary years. In landscape the new wave films, movies immature Carmazan is an oasis in the desert. Puiu and Mungiu or movies are intuitive, but his films are far from Carmazan elliptical, parabolic away from his images, existential-cultural.