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[A] [movie] still, which …

[A] [movie] still, which allows one to linger over a single moment as long as one likes, contradicts the very form of film, as a set of photographs that freezes moments in a life or a society contradicts their form, which is process, a flow in time. The photographed world stands in the same, essentially inaccurate relation to the real world as stills do to movies. Life is not about significant details, illuminated [by] a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.

Susan Sontag – On Photography

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