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Mon, 19 Aug 1996 14:50:57 -0400
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in pip chodorov's interesting recent question:
 > Interestingly, the rarest of all occurences in film time is 1:1; that is, a
 > film which lasts 90 minutes that represents 90 minutes of real time
 > (Hitchcock's ROPE is full of theatrical time elipses, and even Warhol had to
 > stop to load his camera when filming EMPIRE). Any ideas on this?
does the phrase "real time" refer to the represented or diegetic time--in
which case ROPE would seem to serve as a good example--or does it refer to an
actual correspondence between the time it took to record the film and the
time it takes to project it back--in which case we're talking about a 1:1
correspondence that exits only as a matter of historical record but is not
itself inscribed in the finished film . . . in which case i'm not sure why it
matters . . . perhaps there's something i'm missing
mike frank
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