Both Rouben Mamoulian's "Love Me Tonight" (1932) and Stanley Donen's "The
Grass is Greener" (1960) present simultaneous action in a split screen. We
see the lovers in the earlier film in a split screen as they sing a duet
while asleep in separate beds; in Donen's film, we see two couples
unknowlingly match one another's gestures and postures as they are shown in
a split screen conversing on the telephone.

Marshall Deutelbaum

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