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Space and Sets in Silent Witness

by Kate Fortmueller

Yevgeni Bauer was known for his elaborate sets and use of space (despite his static camera). Note the positions of the actors. How do their movements and positions differ from other films from the 1910s?

Silent Witnesses (aka Nemye Svideteli) (1914) - Wedding Dress fitting

In this sequence Pavel's mother receives notice that her son plans to marry Ellen and Nastia (who is in love with Pavel) struggles to help Ellen with her dress fitting.

from Silent Witnesses (1914)
Creator: Yevgeni Bauer
Distributor: Milestone Film & Video
Posted by Kate Fortmueller