I think science is a great approach and filmmaking is a great approach. Films allow you, more than some other art forms, to get at the ineffable. Like, you are always speaking about part of a whole. The script writing, you’re using one scene to illustrate their entire relationship, one gesture to communicate who this character is. And you don’t get to expand for pages like you do in a novel. Something about filmmaking lets you approach the metaphysical, because you’re just taking pieces, and so much is left to the blank space, which is what the audience feels. And I think that’s why these open endings are so popular, there are no answers. You said this so well, that science is what it is, until it’s proven wrong. You merge science and filmmaking and you have a very effective probe for dissecting everything around you.” - Brit Marling

I think science is a great approach and filmmaking is a great approach. Films allow you, more than some other art forms, to get at the ineffable. Like, you are always speaking about part of a whole. The script writing, you’re using one scene to illustrate their entire relationship, one gesture to communicate who this character is. And you don’t get to expand for pages like you do in a novel. Something about filmmaking lets you approach the metaphysical, because you’re just taking pieces, and so much is left to the blank space, which is what the audience feels. And I think that’s why these open endings are so popular, there are no answers. You said this so well, that science is what it is, until it’s proven wrong. You merge science and filmmaking and you have a very effective probe for dissecting everything around you.”

- Brit Marling

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