Space is emotional; Dualities in the long take

We constantly encounter a core sense of duality in films. Events, places, characters, entire storylines are both literal – in that they represent a representation of reality, of something that we are told is happening in a ‘real’ space and time-  and metaphorical, in that they are simultaneously expressive, poetic, and play a role in…

What is neorealism?

A great video essay that touches upon the long take, but also points out the differences between a Hollywood made film and its original European version. As the final words state:  “to ask ‘what is neorealism?’ is to ask, ‘what is cinema?’”