“Man Ray has told me that if a film bores him he spontaneously transforms it by blinking his eyes rapidly, by moving his fingers in front of his eyes, making grilles of them, or placing a semitransparent cloth over his face.”
Ado Kyrou, The Film and I, in: Paul Hammond (ed.), The Shadow and its Shadow: Surrealist Writings on Cinema, San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2000, p. 131.
"If a film bored him, he transformed it voluntarily by blinking his eyes at a rapid pace, by passing his fingers in front of his eyes, by forming grates, or by placing a semi-transparant cloth over his eyes.”
Man Ray’s muse Kiki as quoted in Stephen Kovács, From Enchantement to Rage: The Story of Surrealist Cinema, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1980, p. 273.