The Woman in White (1917) and lingering shots
March 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here’s a very quick thought for today : yes silent films on average cut less often than today, but what’s more, they linger more on shots. Observe this from Thanhouser’s The Woman in White (1917):
It’s a 3 second iris in, and a full 3 second iris out. Why the lingering ? Hopefully i’ll have soon some more examples coming and some more to say about that.