Isn’t that how it goes? No? Thought for sure it was. Who comes up with these immortal little verbal ditties? So. What comes first… writing one of these posts? Title of video/image/song? Often it is the music/film clip/image that is the primary catalyst and sometimes it is simply a saying gone awry. Clever little wordplays that pop up in my brain like a warm frosted pop tart.
And what exactly is it that feeds the creative mind? What nourishes the nuggets of novelty that one day become poems/short stories/books/film? I couldn’t get to sleep last night so I turned on the TV. Got stuck on a PBS channel at a program talking about and with various directors/writers/producers about their films. More particularly the start of their careers. You could tell the program was relatively old as all interviewed seemed so very much younger than we know them to be now. Anyway, they finally came to Quentin Tarantino. He mentioned how quickly he wrote Reservoir Dogs. Just sat down one day and started to write. Stopped 21 or so days later and poof! One of the best films to come out of the early 90’s. (Pulp Fiction stands beside it vying for the same spot in my humble opinion.)
Does spontaneous creativity trump the sit down, try and tweak creativity? Of course not! Because who really cares how a song/film/book came to be. It is the finished product that carries it all. Enjoyable/relatable/immortal. (Some of you may have noticed use of multiple word descriptors with these things: /. Totally unconcious on my part. Was reading the Wakefield Doctrine yesterday and noticed the use there of that literary style thingie.)
What do you think? Can consensus, without subjectivity, really be reached when it comes to art?