Thursday, August 27, 2009

Entr’acte (Rene Clair, France, 1924)

Entr’acte caught my attention the most out of the five films. I think the film worked well alone, without sound. I found it really interesting how it played with time in a non linear way in parts, which takes away from the aura. The scientific and artistic aspects of the mechanical device is shown with the slow motion scenes. There are also a lot of tricks done with the camera creating unrealistic events, along with strange angles contrasting normal perspectives of real life. Repetition is used once again to reference the mechanical reproduction. I found this film more interesting than the others because it had a wide variety of shots and subject matter and an unpredictable nature.

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