Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Scopic Beheadings

In this interview, the subject begins by saying: "The idea of the film set is almost like a military operation." Later he mentions how, at the start of every morning, members of the cast and crew are given "call sheets" that outline the scenes to be shot that day.

I was never sure of the origin of the expression "calling the shots," but assumed it did not begin with a film director. One example I found was of a Confederate soldier calling out incoming cannon balls to camp cooks; another from billiards.

Returning to the video, note the three portraits above the interview subject -- each one cut off at the neck by the video camera.

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