Sunday, May 28, 2023

A rapid flow of images in a sequence of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” (2022)

In a sequence in the Daniels' "Everything Everywhere All At Once" (2022), Michelle Yeoh's face is in the center of the screen with rapidly changing lighting while the background changes faster than the eye can take in. I was in the cinema with my daughter Sara, who turned to me when the sequence ended and said she hoped the movie came with a seizure warning. I agreed with her, but had thought something else: each of those background images that flickers past is a complete image someone filled up with numerous details, even though none of those details can be perceived when the film is shown at 24 frames per second. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 28 May 2023)

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