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a stable camera shot. However, we also see how this method is absent when filming scenes involving Fornes. During these shots the voice of Memran is heard dictating questions for Fornes and the camera seems to be unstable and shaky at several times, giving an informal sense to the quote, unquote, interview. The selection of scenes in the film looks to be specifically placed in order to follow what is being told by a person. Whether the subject is about family, plays, or Cuba, the scenes follow with a photograph or footage that go hand in hand. There are several characteristics present in the film that made me stay interested and engaged; but by far the most compelling of them all has to be what Fornes had to say while she was being filmed by Memran. There were several phrases that caught my attention instantly since it caught me by surprise that Fornes had the capability to think so openly and creatively even with her constant memory loss. There is a scene where Fornes says, “To me writing plays is not a way of learning, but it is a way of earning a life,” which showed me how important it was
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Juliao 3 to be a playwright to her and how it shaped her life. Another phrase that was reflected throughout the entire film was when she said, “It’s true, that when we start getting older, we return to our childhood again.” During the film we see Fornes acting lively with an energetic and comical attitude. This is shown by her active nature and by the way that she responds to Merman or other
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  • Fall '19
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