By Roger Ebert
The holidays—that time among Thanksgiving and New Year's—jam extra "together" time jointly than the other time throughout the yr. And all that being jointly demands video clips to observe jointly to rejoice the season or videos to observe on my own to outlive the season. From such classics to take pleasure in as a kin like A Christmas tale, It's an excellent existence, and Planes, Trains, and cars to extra offbeat motion pictures like domestic for the vacations (the Thanksgiving kinfolk reunion from hell) and infrequent Exports: A Christmas story (an R-rated Santa Claus starting place tale crossed with The Thing), Roger Ebert's full-length studies recommend quite a lot of titles guaranteed to please all people in your checklist. additionally integrated are considerate motion pictures like John Huston's rendering of James Joyce's The useless, a poignant examine lifestyles and Joyeux Noel, in line with the real tale of a spontaneous cease-fire among German and Allied troops on Christmas Eve 1914. As an advantage, within the greater model, greater than half the experiences contain a clip of the movie's trailer.
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We have already got into a habit: at regular intervals he comes to see me late at night and, behind closed doors, we wrangle over matters of principle. So it is in this instance. A graduate of the Kuleshov school, he zealously defends the concepts of montage as a series of fragments. In a chain. ‘Bricks’. Bricks that expound an idea serially. I opposed him with my view of montage as a collision, my view that the collision of two factors gives rise to an idea. In my view a series is merely one possible particular case.
The gradual succession continues in a process of comparing each new image with its common designation and unleashes a process that, in terms of its form, is identical to a process of logical deduction” (EISENSTEIN, p. 40). “The creation of a sense or meaning not proper to the images themselves but derived exclusively from their juxtaposition” (BAZIN, p. 44). (continued) 32 FILM LANGUAGE THE DRAMATURGY OF FILM FORM 33 (continued) 34 FILM LANGUAGE THE DRAMATURGY OF FILM FORM 35 FILM SYNTAX A TENTATIVE FILM SYNTAX We shall list here: A series of compositional possibilities that develop dialectically from the thesis that the concept of filmic movement (time lapse) derives from the superimposition of—the counterpoint between—two different stills.
Example 1. (Ten Days) A trench packed with soldiers seems to be crushed by the weight of an enormous cannonball descending on the whole thing. Thesis brought to expression.