October 24, 2015

Only God Forgives - Shooting for Balance

Between Frames presents Shooting for Balance, a study of the use of symmetry in Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'.
"I believe this film can be summed up by the old Chinese philosophy symbol Yin & Yang i.e. the good that can be found in evil and the evil in good. Nicolas Winding Refn uses many techniques to convey this from the lighting used to music played in a scene. This video aims to help viewers look at how a shot is framed and what the balance of a shot can tell us about the power or motives of an object or character."

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