July 17, 2005

The Technique Is The Message

Battleship Potemkin: the claustrophobia of the long lens... (but that soundtrack!). Visual genius, it's all angles, contrasts, diagonals, movement, motifs, faces... and editing. Montage, mise en scene, jump cuts... any political message is entirely undercut for me by the spectacle, the wonder -- the technique is the message. (And why haven't I seen this before?)

(Part of Flix).


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