Welcome to Chasing Cinema.
Frank Capra once stated that film is like heroin, and this website is for my addiction. Chasing Cinema is a term I decided to use, because like any addiction…you can never have enough. It is something that takes over, becomes your number one priority, and like Capra says, the only cure for film is more film. As if I was Jimmy Doyle in the famous car chase in The French Connection or Captain Benjamin Willard pursuing Walter Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, this chase consumes me. This is a chase that will never have a conclusion, however I do believe I never want it to end. So either it be you want to be the next Hitchcock, or you just love cinema, I invite you to take this endless voyage with me. This journey to discover and rediscover why we love the motion picture.
“Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film.” -Frank Capra
Steven Spielberg once said, “Every time I go to a movie, it’s magic, no matter what the movie’s about,” This is my life. The power of cinema is beyond words on this page or in any textbook. It is beyond the thoughts in a lecture and beyond the clips of celebrities talking on Youtube. Cinema’s power is on the screen. It is with every scene, with every character, and with every line of dialogue. That power is what moves every young filmmaker, it is what moves historians and teachers of cinema, and it also is what moves, every one of us. I would like to thank you for visiting this website and joining me in the celebration of the moving picture and the art of cinema.
Jacob R. Tiranno