Me What Not To Do':
On Lessons Learned
From a Long Lifetime
Of Practicing A Craft
'Q: As you look at your career, at 64, what are you doing now that you didn't do at 45? What do you value in your mid-sixties that you didn't value quite enough before?
A: I hope that I'm getting more economical between 'action' and 'cut.' I'm trying to do less in front of the camera, trying to find that economy that will tell the story with greater accuracy by adding less. So that with fewer brush strokes I'll be able to get the tree, the mountain, the two men fishing, the sun setting. Experience tells me what not to do.'
--Actor Ben Kinsley, in an interview with Film Comment magazine (alas, it's not online). His observations had some interesting echoes from a conversation we were having here just a few days ago with the formidable Art Durkee, one of our favorite readers.