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138 139 140 141 142 143 Anne-Marie Sparks as Sara in the "Hotel" sequence. See page 16 of the script, Scene 3, for a description of what is taking place. Hotel (Sequence 20) This scene, at 55 minutes, is the longest in the film and the last, though it is followed by three short scenes (addenda or endnotes). The concept, based on the interchangeability of parts - sound and image - ofthe film medium, involved a great deal of final assembly. These editing intentions, and indeed some scenes, are not indicated in the shooting script, extensive as it is. Some examples of this planned-for redistribution of parts are: on page 16, Scene 1, of the script, the recorded voice of Sara naming the colours as they are placed in front of her is, in final assembly, put "over" the intercourse shot (which was shot separately and is not in this script); the piano music sound from the image of hands at a keyboard playing a Duke Ellington tune, "Day Dream" (which surfaces also as its chords on the guitar, the melody only on violin, andthe original 1937 recording at other points in the film), is put "over" the image of Sara naming the colours. The sounds from the intercourse scene were put "over" the hands playing the piano. Another example: the sound from a conversation about the afterlife (on page 7, Scene 8) is put "over" the scene where Ray breaks the table (Scene 20), also pictured here, but the sound of breaking the table is put "over" and with the conversation of Sara and Leon in bed (bottom of page 17, and of Scene 28). Many image superimpositions, also not indicated in this script, were shot separately in order to make the superimposition in the printing stage. A green table is an important protagonist in the sequence, appearing and disappearing like a ghost. In Scene 20, the table is destroyed by Ray with a hammer but reappears later, in Scene 28. Needless to say, the destruction of the table was filmed last. M.S. 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 ...


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