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Montage and Blancanieves (part 2)

by Kate Fortmueller

Pablo Berger uses montage throughout Blancanieves for a variety of purposes (even within this sequence). The opening of the film features various images of Seville (to emphasize the emptiness). The following shots are of people walking (note how they are walking in different directions creating graphic conflict). All of this leads into the sequence Antonio Villalta gets ready for the bullfight. While the montage of the bull attack is more of an emotional montage, this particular sequence serves to collapse time. As the preparation ritual comes to a close, the camera comes in for a close-up of the picture in Villalta's locket. The locket dissolves into the actual face of his wife (amidst the spectators).  Consider the sequence of shots in this clip.  How and when does Berger create conflict (in the Eisensteinian sense)?

Blancanieves (2012) - Getting ready for the bullfight

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In the opening of the film Antonio Villalta gets ready for the bullfight.

from Blancanieves (2012)
Creator: Pablo Berger
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Posted by Kate Fortmueller