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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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This 39 second excerpt from the the TV series episode Sherlock – A Study in Pink (P. McGuigan, 2010, copyright © 2010 Hartswood Films Ltd) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Deduction is just one step away from assumption, and montage rules when it comes to putting pieces together, as demonstrated by the following...
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This 49 second excerpt from the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (S. West, 2001, copyright © 2001 KFP Produktions GmbH & Co. KG) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Condensing information doesn’t imply that the action is to be set in the present/story time. For instance, factual information about the past can be...
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This 39 second excerpt from the film The Usual Suspects (B. Singer, 1995, copyright © 1995 Rosco Film GmbH & Bad Hat Harry Productions, Inc.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Deduction is just one step away from assumption, and montage rules when it comes to putting pieces together, as demonstrated by the...
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This 43 second excerpt from the film Mad Max 2 – The Road Warrior (G. Miller, 1981, copyright © 1981 Kennedy Miller Entertainment Pty. Ltd and others) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Condensing information doesn’t imply that the action is to be set in the present/story time. For instance, factual information...
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This 36 second excerpt from the film Taxi Driver (M. Scorsese, 1976, copyright © 1976 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. The process of selecting and compiling information into a montage is always biased. The line between flashback and evocation can be easily blurred simply by...
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This 17 second excerpt from the film Angel Heart (A. Parker, 1987, copyright © 1987 Carolco International N.V.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Such montages can also tell a lot about a character’s traits, mood or mindset. The following excerpt portrays Angel’s persona (private investigator, alcohol and...
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This 9 second excerpt from the anime Kung Fu Panda (M. Osborne & J. Stevenson, 2008, copyright © 2008 DreamWorks Animation LLC) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Evocations of a single subject are frequently edited as a montage of striking pictures showing its various aspects. In the following excerpt, the evil...
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Feb 3, 2017
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This 42 second excerpt from the film Contact (R. Zemeckis, 1997, copyright © 1997 Warner Bros) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Alternating context shots with shots of observing characters lets the audience experience the walkthrough along with the characters. Sort of kaleidoscope, or ‘outing to the zoo’...
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This 43 second excerpt from the film Babel (A. G. Iñárritu, 2006, copyright © 2006 Babel Productions Inc.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Alternating context shots with shots of observing characters lets the audience experience the walkthrough along with the characters. Sort of kaleidoscope, or ‘outing to the...
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This 46 second excerpt from the film The Man Who Would Be King (J. Huston, 1975, copyright © 1975 Devon Company) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Editing together assorted context shots (i.e. kind of documentary-style walkthrough) can go a long way towards introducing a new environment. Due to its inherent slow...
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Feb 3, 2017
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This 37 second excerpt from the film Midnight Express (A. Parker, 1978, copyright © 1978 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Editing together assorted context shots (i.e. kind of documentary-style walkthrough) can go a long way towards introducing a new environment. Due to its...
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This 30 second excerpt from the film Goodfellas (M. Scorsese, 1990, copyright © 1990 Warner Bros Inc.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. If we think about it, 'walkthrough' montages essentially pertain to perception, but there is no reason why they should be limited to visual perception. It could as well be sound...
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This 19 second excerpt from the film The Departed (M. Scorsese, 2006, copyright © 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Walkthrough montages can even be applied to static scenes. Indeed, Close Shots of carefully chosen details can provide a more descriptive, more biased depiction of...
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Jan 19, 2017
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This 91 second excerpt from the film Full Metal Jacket (S. Kubrick, 1987, copyright © 1987 Warner Bros Inc.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. When focusing specifically on the evolution of a relationship, the ‘slice-of-life’ montage can be derived to display repeatedly the same character configuration in...
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Jan 19, 2017
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This 55 second excerpt from the film The Blue Lagoon (R. Kleiser, 1980, copyright © 1980 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Instead of conspicuously resorting to symbolic time-context shots, montages often emphasize the evolution of a situation over time with short...
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Jan 19, 2017
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This 37 second excerpt from the film Robin Hood (R. Scott, 2010, copyright © 2010 Universal Studios) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Elaborate montages frequently resort to maps as guiding threads, from trip to territorial expansion sequences. A map is usually superimposed to the action, combined with all kinds of...
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Jan 19, 2017
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This 42 second excerpt from the film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (T. Tykwer, 2006, copyright © 2006 Constantin Film Produktion GmbH / Film & Entertainment VIP Medienfonds 4 GmbH & CO. KG / NEF Productions S.A. / Castelao Productions SA) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. The repetitiveness of an event...
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Jan 19, 2017
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This 82 second excerpt from the film The Godfather (F. F. Coppola, 1972, copyright © 1972 Paramount Pictures Corporation) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Probably one of the most classic depictions of the aftermaths of an event over time is the ‘news-headline’ montage, in which the consequences of that event...
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Jan 19, 2017
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This 57 second excerpt from the film Willow (R. Howard, 1988, copyright © 1988 Lucasfilm Ltd (LFL)) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Montages are commonly used as opening titles. Most often, the film begins in medias res and the credits montage starts right after the introductory action scene, as in the following...
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Jan 19, 2017
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This 60 second excerpt from the film Four Minutes (C. Kraus, 2006, copyright © 2006 Kordes & Kordes Film GmbH / SWR / BR / Arte) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Instead of conspicuously resorting to symbolic time-context shots, montages often emphasize the evolution of a situation over time with short...
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Jan 19, 2017
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This 55 second excerpt from the film Spartacus (S. Kubrick, 1960, copyright © 1960 Universal Pictures Company, Inc. and Bryna Productions, Inc.; © 1991 Universal City Studios, Inc.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Montages are especially effective at shrinking long journeys down to short sequences. Ironically,...
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Jan 19, 2017
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This 33 second excerpt from the film Raiders of the Lost Ark (S. Spielberg, 1981, copyright © 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd (LFL)) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Elaborate montages frequently resort to maps as guiding threads, from trip to territorial expansion sequences. A map is usually superimposed to the action, combined...
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Jan 19, 2017
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This 22 second excerpt from the film Marnie (A. Hitchcock, 1964, copyright © 1964 Geoffrey Stanley Inc.) is an example of a montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. When focusing specifically on the evolution of a relationship, the ‘slice-of-life’ montage can be derived to display repeatedly the same character configuration in different...
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Jan 15, 2017
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This 67 second excerpt from the film Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (S. Peckinpah, 1974, copyright © 1974 United Artists Corporation) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. A 'search' montage can emphasize the searchers’ methodology and split them into separate groups as in the following excerpt. Read more at...
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This 50 second excerpt from the film Sorcerer (W. Friedkin, 1977, copyright © 1977 Film Properties International N.V.) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Scenes where characters are seen building or repairing something are especially well suited for montages, as showcased by the following excerpt. Read more at...
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This 39 second excerpt from the film Midnight Express (A. Parker, 1978, copyright © 1978 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. A 'search' montage can bring out the brutality of an investigation, as in the following excerpt. Good montages are never purely mechanical, they always reveal...
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Jan 15, 2017
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This 19 second excerpt from the film Young Sherlock Holmes (B. Levinson, 1985, copyright © 1985 Paramount Pictures Corporation and Amblin Entertainment, Inc.) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. A 'search' montage can describe physical kinds of searches and make heavy use of cross dissolves and superimpositions to...
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This 22 second excerpt from the film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (T. Tykwer, 2006, copyright © 2006 Constantin Film Produktion GmbH / Film & Entertainment VIP Medienfonds 4 GmbH & CO. KG / NEF Productions S.A. / Castelao Productions SA) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Another 'montagesque' kind of...
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This 31 second excerpt from the film Birdy (A. Parker, 1984, copyright © 1984 Tri-Star Pictures) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. 'Construction' montages can be used in a subtle way, for instance as a metaphor for a broader idea of accomplishment. In the following excerpt, shots of the construction of a dovecote...
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This 51 second excerpt from the film Midnight Express (A. Parker, 1978, copyright © 1978 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. In the following excerpt, a montage conveys the pressure the character undergoes as he straps hashish pads to his body. This emphasizes the character’s...
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This 27 second excerpt from the film Jaws (S. Spielberg, 1975, copyright © 1975 Universal Pictures) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Scenes where characters are seen building or repairing something are especially well suited for montages, as showcased by the following excerpt. Read more at...
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This 37 second excerpt from the film 127 Hours (D. Boyle, 2010, copyright © 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Everest Entertainment, LLC, Pathé Productions Limited and Dune Entertainment III LLC in all territories except Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea and Spain; TCF Hungary Film Rights Exploitation Limited Liability Company, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Everest Entertainment, LLC, Pathé Productions Limited and Dune Entertainment III LLC in Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea and...
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This 25 second excerpt from the film Angel Heart (A. Parker, 1987, copyright © 1987 Carolco International N.V.) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Paring down the action to essential bits is an effective way to depict sequences of steps or chains of events, as in the following excerpt where Angel erases all traces of...
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Jan 15, 2017
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This 15 second excerpt from the film Jackie Brown (Q. Tarantino, 1997, copyright © 1997 Mighty Mighty Afrodite Productions, Inc.) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Paring down the action to essential bits is an effective way to depict sequences of steps or chains of events, as showcased by the following excerpt which...
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Jan 15, 2017
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This 9 second excerpt from the film Dances with Wolves (K. Costner, 1990, copyright © 1990 TIG Productions, Inc.) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. An action-decomposition montage can be very short. In fact, three or four Close Shots are all it takes to convey the feeling of a montage, as demonstrated by the following...
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Jan 15, 2017
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This 6 second excerpt from the film Thelma & Louise (R. Scott, 1991, copyright © 1991 Pathé Entertainment, Inc.) is an example of montage sequence. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. An action-decomposition montage can be very short. In fact, three or four Close Shots are all it takes to convey the feeling of a montage, as demonstrated by the...
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This 32 second excerpt from the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (D. Yates, 2007, copyright © 2007 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. The following excerpt showcases this technique twice in a row, firstly as Harry cries over the murder of a member of...
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This 24 second excerpt from the TV series episode Sherlock – A Study in Pink (P. McGuigan, 2010, copyright © 2010 Hartswood Films Ltd) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Deep emotions such as fear and anger could be considered extreme versions of introspection. In the following excerpt, a...
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This 12 second excerpt from the film Speed (J. de Bont, 1994, copyright © 1994 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Not only does tossing the camera around the same subject makes the audience better figure out what is going on, but it also conveys a sense...
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This 9 second excerpt from the film The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring (P. Jackson, 2001, copyright © 2001 New Line Productions, Inc.) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Editing together multiple angles of the same subject can be applied to very short events without breaking...
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This 8 second excerpt from the film Run Lola Run (T. Tykwer, 1998, copyright © 1998 X Filme Creative Pool Gmbh) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Introspection -- and all its derivatives -- can equally take advantage of editing together multiple angles of the same subject. It is also worth...
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This 48 second excerpt from the film Hard Boiled (J. Woo, 1992, copyright © 1992 Golden Princess Film Production Ltd) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Introspection -- and all its derivatives -- can equally take advantage of editing together multiple angles of the same subject. In the...
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This 42 second excerpt from the film Strange Days (K. Bigelow, 1995, copyright © 1995 LightStorm Entertainment, Inc.) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , sound has been cut off in the second part of the video, resolution has been limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Mental instability is another good candidate for editing together multiple angles...
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This 40 second excerpt from the film 127 Hours (D. Boyle, 2010, copyright © 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Everest Entertainment, LLC, Pathé Productions Limited and Dune Entertainment III LLC in all territories except Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea and Spain; TCF Hungary Film Rights Exploitation Limited Liability Company, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Everest Entertainment, LLC, Pathé Productions Limited and Dune Entertainment III LLC in Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea and...
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This 27 second excerpt from the film Hard Boiled (J. Woo, 1992, copyright © 1992 Golden Princess Film Production Ltd) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Editing together multiple angles of the same subject can be applied to characters to make them appear much more important than they really are,...
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This 29 second excerpt from the film Marnie (A. Hitchcock, 1964, copyright © 1964 Geoffrey Stanley Inc.) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Presenting the audience with different angles of the same subject exaggerates its importance. The audience is made to scrutinize it, which automatically...
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This 13 second excerpt from the film The Departed (M. Scorsese, 2006, copyright © 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Editing together multiple angles af the same subject can be applied to characters to make them appear much more important than they really...
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This 20 second excerpt from the film Terminator 2 – Judgment Day (J. Cameron, 1991, copyright © 1991 Carolco Pictures Inc. (United States & Canada; Carolco International N.V. (all other countries)) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. When dealing with some odd subject or situation, the...
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This 9 second excerpt from the film Resident Evil: Extinction (R. Mulcahy, 2007, copyright © 2007 Constantin Film International GmbH) shows multiple angles of the same subject edited together. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. When dealing with some odd subject or situation, the audience naturally wants to figure out what is going on. Presenting them...
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This 51 second excerpt from the film OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (M. Hazanavicius, 2006, copyright © 2006 Mandarin Films – Gaumont - M6 Films) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. If necessary, the jaggedness of jump cuts can be smoothed out. Jump cuts can go hand in hand with cross-fading as both techniques deal...
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Oct 11, 2016
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This 36 second excerpt from the film Kindergarten Cop (I. Reitman, 1990, copyright © 1990 Universal City Studios, Inc.) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Jump-cut sequences are frequently used to support typical situations or actions. One of them is what I call the ‘parade’ effect. In the following excerpt,...
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Oct 11, 2016
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This 17 second excerpt from the film Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (M. Ocelot & B. Galup, 2005, copyright © 2005 Les Armateurs / Gebeka Films / France 3 Cinéma / Studio O) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , sound has been cut out, resolution limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Finally, the noteworthy ‘investigation’ effect. The character can be seen...
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Oct 11, 2016
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This 32 second excerpt from the film The Party (C. Pinoteau, 1980, copyright © 1980 Gaumont, Société de Productions des Films Marcel Dassault) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. The ‘parade’ effect also works with just one character showing off different aspects or poses. In the following excerpt, jump cuts...
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Oct 11, 2016
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This 12 second excerpt from the film Cube (V. Natali, 1997, copyright © 1997 The Feature Film Project) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. If necessary, the jaggedness of jump cuts can be smoothed out. Jump cuts can go hand in hand with cross-fading as both techniques deal with the passage of time. In the following...
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Oct 11, 2016
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This 14 second excerpt from the film The Hurt Locker (K. Bigelow, 2008, copyright © 2008 Hurt Locker, LLC) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. The ‘parade’ effect can even be used as an instant transition between two scenes centered on the same subject, but taking place in different locations or situations, as in...
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Oct 11, 2016
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This 18 second excerpt from the film District 9 (N. Blomkamp, 2009, copyright © 2009 District 9 Ltd.) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Not only do jump cuts disrupt the continuity of images, they also disrupt the continuity of sound, which can be taken advantage of to dramatize the action. In the following...
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This 18 second excerpt from the film JFK (O. Stone, 1991, copyright © 1991 Warner Bros Inc., Regency Enterprises V.O.F. & Le Studio Canal+) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Not only do jump cuts disrupt the continuity of images, they also disrupt the continuity of sound, which can be taken advantage of to...
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This 13 second excerpt from the film Kick-Ass (M. Vaughn, 2010, copyright © 2009 KA Films LP) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. The ‘parade’ effect also works with just one character showing off different aspects or poses. In the following excerpt, jump cuts ridicule the character’s ‘training’ and turn it...
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This 13 second excerpt from the film Ocean's Eleven (S. Soderbergh, 2001, copyright © 2001 Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Ltd. – All other territories © 2001 Warner Bros) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , sound has been cut out, resolution limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. The ‘parade’ effect can even be used as an instant transition between two scenes...
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This 42 second excerpt from the film Oldboy (C-W Park, 2003, copyright © 2003 SHOWEAST) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Jump cuts are also commonly used to shrink down long-lasting actions to make their evolutions more apparent. In the following excerpt, jump cuts are used to shorten a training session and...
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This 37 second excerpt from the film Bad Lieutenant (A. Ferrara, 1992, copyright © 1992 Lt. Productions, Inc.) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Jump cuts are also commonly used to shrink down long-lasting actions to make their evolutions more apparent. This approach is used in the following excerpt to describe the...
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This 26 second excerpt from the film Dancer in the Dark (L. von Trier, 2000, copyright © 2000 Zentropa Entertainments4 Aps, France 3 Cinéma, Arte France Cinéma, Trust Film Svenska, Liberator Productions & Pain Unlimited) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Because they disrupt the continuity of the action, jump...
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Oct 11, 2016
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This 15 second excerpt from the film Solaris (S. Soderbergh, 2002, copyright © 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation) demonstrates the effect of jump cuts. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Because they disrupt the continuity of the action, jump cuts are very efficient at making the audience feel the physical or mental instability of a character....
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Sep 19, 2016
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This 35 second excerpt from the film 127 Hours (D. Boyle, 2010, copyright © 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Everest Entertainment, LLC, Pathé Productions Limited and Dune Entertainment III LLC in all territories except Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea and Spain; TCF Hungary Film Rights Exploitation Limited Liability Company, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Everest Entertainment, LLC, Pathé Productions Limited and Dune Entertainment III LLC in Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea and...
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Sep 14, 2016
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This 24 second excerpt from the film The Exorcist (W. Friedkin, 1973, copyright © 1973 Warner Bros. Inc. and Hoya Productions Inc.) demonstrates the effect of using extremely short shots. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , sound has been cut out, resolution limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. In the following excerpt, a couple of 1-frame subliminal shots of the (supposedly) devil’s face take the...
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Sep 14, 2016
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This 15 second excerpt from the film Se7en (D. Fincher, 1995, copyright © 1995 New Line Productions, Inc.) demonstrates the effect of using extremely short shots. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. In the following excerpt, a 2-frame subliminal shot is inserted as the character reminisces over his murdered wife. Read more at...
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This 30 second excerpt from the film Run Lola Run (T. Tykwer, 1998, copyright © 1998 X Filme Creative Pool Gmbh) demonstrates the effect of using extremely short shots. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. To make an image subliminal (i.e. invisible to the naked eye, only your subconscious can sense it), it should not exceed 1/80 second or so, which is...
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This 16 second excerpt from the film Flashdance (A. Lyne, 1983, copyright © 1983 Paramount Pictures Corporation) demonstrates the effect of using strobe lighted shots. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Strobe-lighted shots are quite similar to subliminal shots in series. For instance, look how a crazy dance can turn really scary under strobe lighting....
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This 22 second excerpt from the film The Shining (S. Kubrick, 1980, copyright © 1980 Hawk Films/Warner Bros Inc.) demonstrates the effect of using extremely short shots. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Whereas very short shots are commonly used as mere glimpses into the action, so-called subliminal shots look like flashes and are usually meant to...
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This 10 second excerpt from the film Sleepy Hollow (T. Burton, 1999, copyright © 1999 KAROL Film Productions GmbH & Co. KG) demonstrates the effect of using extremely short shots. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. In the following excerpt, a couple of 3-frame subliminal shots (and yet another 5-frame long insert) are used to make the audience fear...
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This 17 second excerpt from the film Silent Running (D. Trumbull, 1972, copyright © 1971 Universal Pictures) demonstrates the effect of using extremely short shots. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. In the following excerpt, mild surgery subliminal shots (4~5 frames) have been inserted into the action to bring out the character’s fear of being...
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This 15 second excerpt from the film The Graduate (M. Nichols, 1967, copyright © 1967 Embassy Pictures Corporation & Lawrence Turman, Inc.) demonstrates the effect of using extremely short shots. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. In the following excerpt, several 3~4-frame subliminal images pop up as the character is struck by Mrs. Robinson’s...
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This 9 second excerpt from the film Run Lola Run (T. Tykwer, 1998, copyright © 1998 X Filme Creative Pool Gmbh) demonstrates the effect of using extremely short shots. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. In the following excerpt, a series of 4-frame shots remind the character that he has left a bag full of money in the train. Note how repetition...
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This 6 second excerpt from the film Little Big Man (A. Penn, 1970, copyright © 1970 Hiller Productions) demonstrates the effect of using extremely short shots. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. Whereas very short shots are commonly used as mere glimpses into the action, so-called subliminal shots look like flashes and are usually meant to shock the...
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Sep 9, 2016
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This 66 second excerpt from the film Angel Heart (A. Parker, 1987, copyright © 1987 Carolco International N.V.) shows how to use repetition as a storytelling technique. In order to comply with the Fair Use doctrine in teaching and research , resolution is limited to 360p and the clip has been shortened to only encompass the subject of interest. When no repetitive sound originates from the set — or when it does from too long a distance — it can still be incorporated into a scene by way of...
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