Re: daisy chain

From: Tom B Whiteside (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jan 12 2009 - 05:50:56 PST

The most celebrated of this ilk would be Bresson's "L'argent." Shrewd
editing, indeed.

        - Whiteside North Carolina

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daisy chain

Hello everyone,
I am doing research and pre-production work on a film project on Mafia in
South Italy, 16mm, no actors. This was the reason of my recent post about
tinting B&W footage as this could be an option for some scenes.
One of the forms the work could take is that of a “daisy chain” of sorts:
follow one person in the street then move on following another person, and
so on. The links between people could be sites or objects. For instance,
person A is followed until he enters a bar. We then follow person B as
soon as he exits the same bar. Objects could be transitional objects like
the famous post-it-sized pizzini mafiosi use to communicate, even if we do
not see them. Suggestion might be enough. In B&W and with shrewd editing,
I suppose one can generate the suggestion, even if for a split-second,
that the same person is being followed. I have done this in photography
and now want to experimet with film.
I was wondering what pedigree this idea has. I know of no film that
systematically exploits this device, or uses it as an editing strategy,
apart from Linklater's “Slacker” movie, in which one or more characters
are followed until they meet a third one, upon which the action shifts to
this third person until he or she meets a fourth one, and so forth...
Thank you for any feedback!

Marco Poloni, Korsörer Strasse 1, D-10437 Berlin
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