RE: [mythsoc] Reservoir Hobbits Weep - film at eleven
>From: David Bratman <dbratman@...>Another excellent example.
>I haven't seen Tarantino. It was Nolan's "Memento" that revealed to me
>that the passage of time can be expressed in film in far more complex and
>flexible ways than I had thought even remotely possible.
>For yet another way to play with time on film, see the episode "Out of Gas"I just watched "Out of Gas" two nights ago, and even given that it was at least my 3rd or 4th time seeing it, I am still impressed with how brilliantly it was constructed.
>of Joss Whedon's "Firefly." This features jumping back and forth among
>three chronologically distinct storylines happening in the same physical
>space, with the transitions between them sometimes made not by cuts but by
>panning (from a character in one storyline standing over here to a
>character in another storyline standing over there - a technique also
>brilliantly used in the flashbacks in Sayles's "Lone Star", by the way).
>"Out of Gas" offers no expository explanation of the three storylines;
>furthermore, the situation at the start of no. 3 is a mystery explained
>only when you get to the end of no. 2.
I'm also a big fan of _Lone Star_. It showcases one of Sayles's strong points: the ability to weave many characters' storylines into a cohesive whole. That also would have been a necessary talent for anyone filming LOTR.
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