Carefully watch the example of intellectual or disjunctive montage on:
Write 1 to 3 paragraphs on how the montage functions to create a meaning that is in excess of continuity or action editing. Also, find the metaphor used in this video and explain it. (If you don’t know well about montage, read the attached file before you start to write.) Do not use an online example that is already from someone’s film class/film lecture on montage. You will be asked to do-over if your work duplicates someone else’s online.
In handing this in, you must be specific about where the ONE montage is, providing accurate timecode information and url. Do not describe a sequence of edits or a whole scene.
Think of the following issues. This will help you write your one-to-three paragraph analysis.
1. Does the montage contribute to the forward action of the film, or does it disrupt the action to create an imagistic ” idea “? (This doesn’t mean that the action always has to be interrupted, in fact good montage can create a better sense of flow and rhythm than purely action or documentary filming; however intellectual montage does have to do something MORE than mere continuity.)
2. Does the montage exemplify any of Eisenstein’s or Chion’s ideals? Can you articulate what these ideals are? Looking back to the readings, and having clear quotes/ references will help your assignment immensely.
3. Can you articulate what the idea is that the montage is conveying? Again, you maybe on the wrong track if the idea just reiterates plot points, reinforces typical characterization, or contributes to actual setting.