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    Re: John Cleese on Creativity

    Just one, but there has to be a crime scene in front of the camera.
    "It's the way to educate your eyes. Stare. Pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." - Walker Evans

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    Re: John Cleese on Creativity

    2,764. 1 to call Carole Miller at Floutots so she can talk him through it and 2,763 to post suggestions
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.

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    Re: John Cleese on Creativity

    Because of that video I was 45 minutes late for work -- but I just told them I was being creative...

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    ...and I couldn't finish marking a bunch projects by my graphic design students...but most of them approach their work in closed mode, anyway.

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    Re: John Cleese on Creativity

    Oh no - not Cleese again! Or is this a older video?

    Apart from his excursions into rather tacky advertising (introduced by himself as being necessary because of recent divorce costs - the one after Connie Booth, I think) he has worked in many series of pocket philosophy management films since 1969. Never with any substantial or original content.

    This "creativity" nonsense is just a popularisation of other peoples' rather more thoughtful insight and theories and Cleese is just continuing his acting career.

    For insight into artistic creativity, I would prefer to hear Terry Gilliam. His contributions to Monty Python age much better than the rest of it.

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    Re: John Cleese on Creativity

    some people can only create with a lot of pressure and under a severe time constraint..and with all hell breaking loose all around

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    Re: John Cleese on Creativity

    And now for something completely different.

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    Re: John Cleese on Creativity

    Quote Originally Posted by DrTang View Post
    some people can only create with a lot of pressure and under a severe time constraint..and with all hell breaking loose all around
    Very true, I think I have done some of my most creative thinking while upside down in the engine compartment of a race car as the rest of the crew pushed it up to the start line.

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    Re: John Cleese on Creativity

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew O'Neill View Post
    "Creativity has nothing to do with intelligence, as it is a mode of behaviour...."

    So, so true.
    Hey, how many photographers does it take to change a light bulb?
    None. We're all lazy bastards, we simply extend the exposure!

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    Re: John Cleese on Creativity

    Great video! I wasn't sure what to expect from John Cleese, but it made perfect sense and reflected my own issues with getting creative.
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