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lap dissolve

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lap dissolve

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(Film) films the technique of allowing the end of one scene to overlap the beginning of the next scene by fading out the former while fading in the latter
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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.
And through the use of several lap dissolves, people do disappear, just as visitors to the home slowly slip away from their loved ones.
In ``Much Ado'' Branagh went slightly gaga with lap dissolves.