Film Editing Teqniques.

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In this essay I will be discussing the editing techniques used in these two famous film sequences. Sergei Eisenstein’s “Odessa Steps” form the 1925 film “Battleship Potemkin” and the “Shower Scene” from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film “Psycho”. Both of these films used revolutionary (at the time) editing techniques. “Battleship Potemkin” was filmed in Odessa, Ukraine. Odessa is a port-city that is located on the. The film is about a mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the battleship “Potemkin” spoke out against the officers of the Tsarist regime (had a mutiny). The film was edited and produced at the Odessa Cinema Factory which was of the Soviet’s oldest film studios. Psycho is a horror movie about a secretary who runs away with $40,000 of a client’s money (worth about 8 times as much in today). She leaves town and head toward Sam’s (the man who she loves) California store. After the long drive she pulls into a roadside motel called the Bates Motel. There she meets Norman Bates, a shy and withdrawn man who seems to be dominated by his mother. They chat for a while and as a result she decides to go back to Phoenix and return the money. She's still going to spend the night at the motel and decides to have a shower before going to bed. A few weeks later Marion's sister arrives at Sam's to tell him Marion has disappeared. Together with a private detective they begin searching the area and eventually come across the Bates Motel. Psycho was a revolutionary because of the use such violence. Both the Shower Scene and the Odessa Steps Odessa Steps show examples of the four dimensions of editing. In the Shower Scene the editors put emphasis on Rhythmic relations and Graphic relations however in the Odessa Steps Sequence the editing dimensions used are mostly Spatial and Temporal relations. Rhythmic relations involve speed and rhythm, Graphic relations involve
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