Interpretation of Film Notes 9-19-07 GLADIATOR Temporal Ellipsis- Day/Night….weather….physical appearance (beard, wound, etc)…. Spacial Displacement-Continuity of screen direction- appears to be traveling right to left, always facing same direction-head on shot allows for change of screen direction-extreme long shot of character and horse to close up of horse’s hooves…allows next shot to be in a different location-Metonym- part that stands for the whole. The hooves stand for progress, urgency, and speed-dramatic score, plus editing gives an even higher sense of urgency Once he realizes he fails: -music changes (different register), associate with his interior mind.-framing reveals ONLY burned corpse’s feet-uses dissolves, jump cuts-he is in traumatic shock and grief, has a massive wound, and is tired from his journey, so we are unaware of laps of time between finding dead wife and being captured.-discontinuous, fast cuts, unsure of where we are, what we are doing because he is going through that as
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