Live music, composed by Gareth Williams, and a jump-cut
style of performance make it impressionistic rather than a straightforward narrative.
I just wish you could jump-cut
to that without the experience.
Full marks though to the programme-makers for trying to liven things up a bit with jump-cut
editing, fast zooms, hand-held shaky cam and blurry super-fast panning.
The piece ends with shots of two streets with lines of immigrant men (presumably waiting for jobs), jump-cut
to the rhythmic sound of a rather primitive hand-operated water pump seen earlier.
From the shock of a Samurai warrior's ritual disembowelling to the shuffling of political prisoners, this is a work of rich imagination, using cinematic jump-cut
techniques achieved through sharply cut scenes achieved through crisp, intricate lighting and theatrical choreography.
Tech credits are stellar, with lenser Maxime Alexandre's gorgeous widescreen compositions, Tal Haddad's shimmering score and Julien Foure and Jacques Comets' evocative jump-cut
editing particularly worthy of mention.
But even this very independent movie (it flashes its gritty, low-budget, jump-cut
virtues like a big red I), can't go the distance.
shots show a well-heeled white man being sped through a winding landscape in a sleek American-built sedan.
It's colourful and bursting with energy, but suffers from rock video jump-cut
Praise God, I don't think there's a jump-cut
in the whole movie.
to said girl, now about 12, bursting out of confinement in a whirlwind of broken slats to join her best friend, Sara, by the sea.
Last week, BBC Three's Bizarre ER more than met my need for quick-fire, jump-cut
footage of hideous injuries involving seemingly innocuous household items and "Pah, that John Merrick bloke had it easy"-style congenital deformities.