This is a response to the preamble of Shooting Wall Issue 5.
Cineastes should not imagine themselves apart from the same drift toward mediocre filmmaking which we collectively suffer. While we should fight for a place for the Straub/Huillets, Catherine Breillats, Pedro Costas etc., the work that these people make should not be confused with revolutionary film making. These people are staking out territory far away from the battlefield. They are allowed to exist for this reason. If they brought their political convictions any close to the main event of the arenas of mass media they would have serious problems.