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Watch: Eric Rohmer’s Uncertain Perspectives

I post my fair share of video essays, but arguably the most useful ones are the most specific, breaking down a filmmaker’s craft into a more ‘teachable’ method. Kevin B. Lee’s essay on the blocking, editing and camera perspectives at work in Eric Rohmer’s A Summer’s Tale is a prime example of the aforementioned. Lee clearly demonstrates how Rohmer crafts a world of uncertainty through reverse shots and eyelines, just as easily as he can lead the audience to side with a different character from one shot to the next via his cinematography.

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