From: John Powers (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 26 2006 - 15:05:45 PDT
Hi. I have a technical question that I should know
the answer to but for some reason can't quite recall
right now. For those who have seen Martin Arnold's
Piece Touchee: in the literature on this film, most
commentators talk about the optical printing,
frame-by-frame edits, and backwards-forwards motion.
However, I have yet to see mentioned a prominent
technique Arnold employs frequently. It's where an
original frame of the film alternates with its
(reverse-printed? mirror image? backward-printed?
(okay, I know that's not right)) opposite: the husband
appears on one side of the chair, swooping down to
kiss her, then the image is reversed; the husband is
now on the right hand side of the frame, the door has
moved to the right, etc. What is that called?
Thanks for the help,
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