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Match on action in His Girl Friday

by Brian Davis

This is an example of a match on action, a powerful tool for continuity editing. Notice, however, that the match on action in not precise. The locations and movement of the door in the shots do not "match." In fact, there are several obvious imprecise match on actions in His Girl Friday. But continuity editing is so powerful in its ability to construct a seamless flow between shots that the audience is likely not to notice.

Match on Action in His Girl Friday

This is an example of a match on action, a powerful tool for continuity editing.

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