May 3, 2010

Satyajit Ray - born May 2nd 1921

No blog dedicated to movies should have missed this day - but we at RL did, and to atone for that now we should talk about the Maestro for a few days in a row! To start off this Ray retrospective I want to share a clip of Martin Scorsese introducing Satyajit Ray's The Chess Players! He talks of Pather Panchali - have a listen to Martin's description of how the distinction between poetry and cinema dissolves in Ray's films (and he pronounces it right - RAI!!1):