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Le samourai Two shot decision making (2 replies and 4 comments)

Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan 1 month ago

Master roger i am re watching 'Le samourai'. There is a conversation between police officer and witness person. The whole scene was just two shot only. Melville never do individual cut to police officer and witness. My question is Where to do two shots without cut. What is the two shots purpose  without cuts. 

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Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

Did the scene work for you? Did you miss a single or an over?

Vanniyan
1 month ago

It's work for me. But I am wondering why Melville made that one investigation scene two shot choice and another scene was different. For instance there was a previous scene. police investigate a lady.

Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan
4 weeks ago

Master could you consider my question

Roger Deakins
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks ago

It's a mystery! Perhaps Melville wanted to punctuate heighten the drama of one scene and not the other. Perhaps he felt that the audience needed to see expressions more clearly. Perhaps he had no time to shoot one scene and so made it in a single shot.

Vanniyan
4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your answer in between your busy schedule.

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