Quotes from the film

This is the Quotes From The Film category.

Quotes from the film “This is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Massage”, an experimental documentary produced by Ernest Pintoff and Guy Fraumeni, narrated by actor Edward Binnes, distributed by McGraw-Hill Education and broadcasted on NBC TV (19 March 1967). More info via mcluhangalaxy.wordpress.com.

All
media
are
extensions
of
some
human
faculty—
psychic [/mental]
or
physical.

— Marshall McLuhan/narrator

The wheel …is an extension of the foot.

~ Marshall McLuhan, “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 46

The book is an extension of the eye…

~ Marshall McLuhan, “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 368

Clothing, [is] an extension of the skin…

~ Marshall McLuhan, “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 129

“When
these
ratios
change,
men change.

~ Marshall McLuhan, “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 98

“Before the alphabet, our primary sensory organ was the ear.”

— narrator

“[John Cage, a composer of new music, has stated:] “Everything we do is music.”

— John Cage, quoted by Calvin Tomkins in “The Bride and the Bachelors”

“Everyone has the best seat.”

— John Cage, “Silence: Lectures and Writings”