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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Pip Chodorov <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 12:10:35 -0400
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In the scene already mentioned in BLADE RUNNER, a computer is able to zoom in
on details in a photograph, without losing any detail, always going in and in
and in, and this is used to discover a tiny clue hidden in a snapshot. The
interesting difference about this shot as opposed to others (BLOW UP, etc.),
is that in most cases, at some point the grain becomes too big to decipher
further details. In BLADE RUNNER, there is no grain, and one can zoom in on
forever smaller details.
Another film is Agnes Varda's ULYSSE, in which she investigates the reasons
she took a certain photograph by finding the place, the people and the
circumstances involved at the moment it was taken.
-Pip Chodorov
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