Analysing a set of movie clips featuring ‘related’ dance moments said to be inspired by the original scene from Bande à Part shown below.
A couple of observations;
40 SEC / KID IN WINDOW (is this related to time? why have a shot so long showing so little visually? how can implied meaning be implemented through low visual changes?)
Lack of colour within the pieces is caused by the traditional techniques used, would colour effect the final outcome however? What about if it would be a choice? Should colour be used?
Taking a few stills from this ten minute scene of Satantango there are both parallels and direct contrasts to Godard’s Bande à Part scene above. The first image is an overview of the scene in it’s whole. Seven of the characters are visible, the two couples, the musician, bartender and trouble-maker. Throughout the dance social connections and relationships are shown and developed within the movement itself and with other smaller details. Each character seems to have their own goal within the performance though some are perhaps easier to establish. The middle image is a 40 second clip of an unblinking child, apparently watching the adult scene with a washed out gaze that seems to have limited emotion. Are they impressed? Worried? We aren’t given a clear opinion though they are certainly interested in the scene they see.