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« on: May 10, 2007, 10:05:39 AM »

I found this article while searching for info on another director actually.  I thought it was interesting.  The writer analyzes the conclusions of the Dollars and Godfather trilogies; how Leone and Coppola use what he terms to be "operatic montage".  He defines operatic montage as a synthesis of montage and mise en scene.  In the course of his discussion he talks a bit about film and editing theory, Eisenstein vs. Bazin, antirealist vs. realist approaches to film.  I thought it also underscores how Leone's background of working with Hollywood and Neorealist directors was important in formulating his own style and approaches.  Here's link if you like to read:

http://pov.imv.au.dk/Issue_06/section_1/artc8A.html

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 02:09:13 PM »

Thanks for the link.   Afro

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