Dogma

The scene opens up to two men walking, and the camera follows them. When they stop to converse, the camera begins to switch from person to person, back and forth. It switches between this, and getting shots of both men. As the scene progresses, the camera mainly shits to gauge the reactions of the younger looking man to the dialogue. Examining the audio, there is only dialogue. The conversation takes place in a parking garage, so there is a strong echo. The two men begin talking in anger very rapidly over one another, and it calms, and resumes, calms and resumes, in a very tidal pattern. Eberts analysis seems to fit this scene, as the more angry man stays to the left (negative), while the man who is more defensive stays to the right (positive). The setting of the scene also reminds us of Watergate, as the private and covert discussion takes place in a parking garage, something of a cultural unconscious memory. Earlier in the scene though, the younger looking man (the blonde one) is on the left (negative) as he is explaining his worry, and the older-seeming man, who acts as if he has a solution remains on the right (positive).

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