Good editing makes the film look well-directed. Great editing makes the film look like it wasn’t directed at all – Victor Fleming. Above is a quote by one of Hollywood’s greatest directors on the importance of editing and, more importantly, harmony in storytelling. Cohesion of lighting, sound, acting, camerawork and editing is imperative to fulfil […]Read more "October: 10 Days That Shook The World (1927)"
Sergei Eisenstein is a name familiar with anyone who has ever been part of a media class. The Director and theorist is at the very root of the Russian exploration of Montage theory pursuing the philosophy that juxtaposition of images, rather than smooth succession, creates story, emotion and meaning. It is all in the cut. […]Read more "Battleship Potemkin (1925)"
Modern cinema is shaped by the pioneers of cinema’s infancy. So far, this series has touched upon the beginning of filming, embracing fantasy, epics, intimate dramas, basics of film grammar and comedy classics. Strike is the next important step. This film is an early experiment with an indispensable tool briefly toyed with by Abel Gance – […]Read more "Strike (1924)"