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Blancanieves and visual conflict

by Kate Fortmueller

In this sequence Encarna (Carmen's stepmother) chops off all of Carmen's long curly hair. Carmen's reaction to the haircut is not revealed until the end of the sequence, but the editing and the high contrast lighting makes this seem like a scary experience. Consider Eisenstein's types of montage. Which types of montage are used to create conflict in this sequence?

Blancanieves (2012) - Haircut

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In this sequence Encarna (Carmen's stepmother) cuts Carmen's hair.

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