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Composition: framing, staging, and photography

by Casey Riffel

One of the most famous opening scenes in film history, this clip from Touch of Evil consists primarily of a long take, and thus demonstrates the aspects of composition while remaining relatively free of the issues of editing, which raises issues of temporal design.

Touch of Evil - opening scene

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The opening scene of Touch of Evil, to provide an example of issues of composition as discussed in CTCS 190.

from Touch of Evil (1958)
Creator: Orson Welles
Distributor: Universal
Posted by Casey Riffel