Cinema 1: The Movement-Image - Figures, or the Transformation of Forms Summary & Analysis

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The passage from one form to another in Eisenstein shows that the difference between the forms, i.e. Small and Large, is clear although their application is complex. Ford uses a large form predominantly but also creates masterpieces in "The Long Voyage Home" with the small form where sounds of airplanes signify attack. The terms Small and Large refer to a Platonic idea to precede scripting or occur in cutting and montage through "mise-en-scene" or setting. The Soviet film-maker Eisenstein masters both in a third law to overcome dialectic in "pathetisation," in which a small form grafts itself on a large form in combination. For example, in "Battleship Potemkin" Eisenstein uses landscape and the ship's foggy silhouette as "synsigns" while the captain's eyeglass is an "index" for transformation.

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