» Nonsite Author: Anna Shechtman
November 1st, 2017
Figure 9

Figs. 7-9: Hitchcock famously masked the 11 cuts in Rope (1948), each of which lasts between three and nine minutes, o!en by focusing on a dark object, allowing for a momentary blackout so that the camera could be reloaded or refocused. Here the camera pans toward the back of Brandon’s suit, cuts, and then pans back up over his shoulder.
The Reality Contract
Rope, Birdman, and the Economy of the Single-Shot Film
By (Yale University)

Perhaps not surprisingly, the history of Hollywood production mirrors the history of venture capital in the United States, as each new film presents an idiosyncratic set of risk factors, and each new production or distribution technology distorts return forecasts for a new generation of film speculators.

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