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Mon, 30 Apr 2001 14:50:34 -0400
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>The scene is a bit confusing because of the editing. The shots
>*violate* the 180-rule.

Did anybody else notice on an episode of The Sopranos a couple of weeks ago one sequence consistently broke the 180 degree rule?  It was during the unloading of frozen turkeys from a truck and Tony is discussing a problem with an associate.  I watched it twice and couldn't tell if this had some thematic function or whether the director was just rushing through a scene in somewhat cramped circumstances.  It wasn't confusing so probably the "breaking" didn't matter.  (& on a related note it seems like some of the scenes in Dr. Melfi's office this season are flipped with Tony now on the right looking left; possibly nothing more than an attempt at a little variety but it could be read in other ways.)


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