Crossing the Frame

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Crossing the Frame

Postby Mr Kazu » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:44 pm

Hi all I saw this short film on The Playlist & thought I'd post it here. Here's the description:
Empty space is a powerful mark of cinema. Lost in Translation is an exercise in segregating, converging and mirroring characters within the frame.


and then The Playlist elaborates:

In a video essay by Fabian Broeker, images are juxtaposed and characters are brought together by the presence of a physical line. The symmetry by which Coppola captures Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson detects the equal nature of their characters. Both lost but bearing similarities in their perplexing stagnation of life, Coppola amplifies their likeness by framing Johansson and Murray in separated, mirrored, or converging manners.


follow the link to see the video on Vimeo:

https://theplaylist.net/crossing-frame- ... -20171209/

When I saw 'empty space' in the description I immediately thought of 'ma' which sounds, to me, like what the film-maker is getting at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_(negative_space)
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