Eric Gautier's luminous, sun-dappled compositions remain as steady as the editing by Luc Bamier and Mathilde Van de Moortel, which compounds the film's slightly muted feel with regular fade-ins
In the UK, Love was excerpted as a single (featuring a version of the song without the slow fade-ins
) and reached number 41.
Lap dissolves have lost much of the appeal they had back when Citizen Kane (1941) introduced the Xanadu manse through an ominous series of overlapping images, each fading out as the subsequent one faded in, or when La Jetee (1962) utilized the transition for a more subjective sequence in which, according to the narrator, "images begin to ooze like confessions." By now, our eyes have become so conditioned by the more jarring interruptions of jump cuts and channel hops that multiple fade-outs and fade-ins
seem rather hokey, relegated to "lesser" forms like screen savers and club visuals.
Not only did the fade-ins
and fade-outs punctuate the diegesis, but the darkness, whether partial or total, illustrated the varying degrees of intensity in the outrage.
There are no fade-ins
or fade-outs in the film to give the players a momentary break."
They even got used to the "fade-outs and fade-ins
which seemed to happen for no reason," as Rixon put it.
The idea that Kuleshov's use of fade-ins
and fade-outs is evidence of 'stylistic exuberance' (p.
They wisely did away with the tinny fade-ins
and fade-outs used for the first "best of" collection, and overall the engineering is good.