Fayad Shahim & Dillon Keane

This is a tableaux exercise by Fayad Shahim and Dillon Keane, film seminar 2015. It was inspired by Ozu’s film Late Spring (1949) and it was limited to one framed view. You can tell something is happening, although you don’t know exactly what, the viewer is invited to speculate as to the specific content of the conversation. This is what I mean by the requirement of a depicted narrative: you can keep the exact meaning ambiguous.


For the tableaux assignment due next week, I’m opening up that one-framed-view restriction. You must keep your frames “weighted,” the sides of the frame parallel to the gravity line, but you can change the framed view as in this Ozu scene we watched in class.


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