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Subjective experience

by Kate Fortmueller

German Expressionism is known for using sets that convey subjective experience. However, El Dorado, which is an example of French Impressionist filmmaking, relies more heavily on cinematography (distortions and blurred focus) to convey subjective experience. Identify the various shifts in the cinematography. What do the changes seem to reveal about Sibilla's psychological state?

El Dorado (1921) - Flamenco scene

Sibilla (Ève Francis) performs her last flamenco. This film uses visual distortions to convey subjectivity.

from El Dorado (1921)
Creator: Marcel L'Herbier
Posted by Kate Fortmueller