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EDITING There are several ideas that are associated with the role of editing in film criticism which can be categorized generally according to the stylistic elements of realism and formalism and the ways in which they both build into the classical paradigm Lets begin though with three definitions of editing and montage 1 A technical definition of editing is the splicing together of strips of film footage two strips of film two shots cut together for example However there are many conceptual issues involved with the way film editing makes meanings within narratives 2 Montage from the French for mounting or assembling is synonymous with editing in some respects It can mean a transitional sequence suggesting a lapse of time andor a passage of space andor action of a process Consider for example when Thelma and Louise are driving across country we have short sequences that reveal our two heroines in different landscapes and at different times of the day so time and space is compressed to highlight the dramatic points of interest within the story One might even argue that a sequence as such might also reveal symbolically a process toward liberation or at least a process of separation from authoritative control andor individual growth The second definition of montage is historically more American and less European 3 In France and Russia especially montage has traditionally stood for a more broad and theoretical notion for how shots when placed in series and combination with one another accrue specialized meanings At first glance we might think that this would be a logical and linear progression shot a shot b shot c meanings abc These meanings transcend though an additive structure
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