Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Brothers Gonna Work It Out: An Interview With Black Cinema Expert David Walker Part 1

Being charged with cataloging the history of a given art form is no easy task, especially when information regarding that art form isn’t readily available.  Such endeavors are usually labors of love, partaken by individuals with a real enthusiasm for their field of study.  Though thankless, the task does place one in an invaluable position.  He will be seen by his peers as an authority.  It will be his job to debunk myths, and to bestow credit on deserving parties.  Having access to such a vast catalog of knowledge can also be key to unlocking one’s own wellspring of talent.  Even historians have abilities beyond cataloging the history of what others have done.