The Skin of the Frame

Beginning off-screen and beyond then thrusting inward; a movement that forever ruptures the sanctity of the skin of the frame.

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Fred Astaire versus Jason Statham – The Transporter (Cory Yuen, 2002)

Despite the changing frames and the patterns they contain traditions of power, poise and captured grace remain constant and engaging.

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Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942) versus E tu vivrai nel terrore – L’aldilà/The Beyond (lucio Fulci, 1981)

The fight against the violation of place and time occurs within spaces also facing the prospect of impossibility becoming commonplace.

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Stream Line (Chris Welsby, 1976) vs Confessions of a Driving Instructor (Norman Cohen, 1976)

confessionsWelsby’s contemplative unfolding space juxtaposed with those more frenetic and exploitative spaces unnaturally bared in Confessions of a Driving Instructor.