Thursday, March 15, 2012

Photos: Quentin Tarantino shot

This is my Quentin Tarantino shot. If you observe a scene in which two actors are engaged in a conversation, the chances are these actors are placed at the two extreme ends of the frame. That leaves a big vacuum between them. This works both visually and dramatically. Quentin is the director who has pushed this further.

In one of his movies when two actors are engaged in a conversation, they occupy the edges of the frame. The difference from the traditional approach is blocking out the listener. So you see only the speaker in the frame but at one end. The rest of the scene is a vacuum. This works too on both counts, visual and dramatic. It works dramatically because the reaction of the listener is left to our interpretation which is more powerful than the performance.

So when I saw the beer flowing down on the subject's face eventually mixing the colors and a chance for a vacuum in the rest of the frame, I didn't hesitate.

This was taken during the Holi celebrations in Paris.


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14 comments:

  1. hmm... it was interesting to know Quentin Tarantino shot.
    Thanks for sharing...
    BTW.. happy holi :)

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    1. Thank you. This is my interpretation of the QT shot. :)

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  2. The shot looks great. Quentin Tarantino is one of my favorites. But I never knew this peculiarity in his shots. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Next time, watch carefully. You will very interesting things in the way the movie is shot. :)

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  3. Wow... i really love the versatility of your posts... short, sweet and leaves a happy feeling!

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    1. Thank you. Short is deliberate from my part. Most of the people haven't got time to read long posts. So I make it short. This way, I get more of you to visit the blog.

      I decided against having many blogs depending on the theme. This way, the visitor do not know what they are going to end up while visiting the site. :)

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  4. nice idea. will try... lovely pics...
    Rishi

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    1. :) And you should try it. Depends on the shutter speed you choose.

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  5. Excellent shot, Nona, and love the way you have connected it to the creative tension in Tarantino's framing.

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