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Dissolve in His Girl Friday

by Brian Davis

This is an example of a gradual cut, a dissolve. Notice how there are two images transposed onto each other. Image A slowly dissolves into image B. This is also an example of an ellipses, a specific treatment of time in the narrative of the film, whereby story time is omitted for the sake of the plot.

Dissolve in His Girl Friday

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This is an example of a gradual cut, a dissolve. Notice how there are two images transposed onto each other. Image A slowly dissolves into image B.

from His Girl Friday (1940)
Creator: Howard Hawks
Posted by Brian Davis
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