The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

'I adopted the flash-back to build suspense, which till then had been a
missing quantity in picturedramas. Instead of showing a continuous view of
a girl floating downstream in a barrel, I cut into the film by flashing
back to incidents that contributed to the scene and explained it.' (D. W.

(The above is a left-over phrase from another piece. Think of a GIRL
FLOATING in a BARREL: think of sensory-deprivation, the immanent womb, the
GIRL going DOWN. What explanation could be necessary? On the other hand,
the text itself is an explanatory regnum, applicable to any situation
requiring a CUT or division.)

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