Author Archive for: ‘Raúl Ruiz’

The Six Functions of the Shot

Every shot is independent of those that together with it make up the film. A film is a collection of independent shots. When we see a film of four hundred shots, we do not see a film, we see four hundred films. Each shot is the figure of one or more events captured from a point of view. In each …

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Three Thrusts at Excalibur

1. We were in China. I had to clear up some urgent business and, after breakfast with a member of the Gang of Four (Yao Wenyuan), we appointed a leader. It was four in the afternoon. Outside, everybody was doing gymnastics. The rest of us (at the time, numbering more than forty), ensconced in a small room, listened to the …

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