Cinema 1: The Movement-Image - The Affection-Image Face and Close-Up Summary & Analysis

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The Affection-Image Face and Close-Up Summary and Analysis

Two poles of the face are power and quality that presents affection-image as a type of image, like the close-up, which is also a part of all images. Eisenstein identifies the face with the close-up. The author compares the face of a clock to illustrate dimensions of a face which he claims has the two poles of a "reflecting and reflected unity." Hands of a clock move in micro-movements, called "intensive series" on the face of a clock and its immobile face is often presented in close-up. A painted portrait has two poles comprised of the face, as outline, and its features like lips or a look. The face presents questions of what the person is thinking about or what the person is feeling. For example, Griffith's martyred girl in "Broken Blossoms" shows...

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