Film Language Tag: counterpoint
Sound that plays "against" a scene; the failure of temporal synchronizing of image track and sound track elements, and the distancing effectthat creates.
10 Film Clips
A Bride and a Horse, Landscape in the Mist
Voula (Tania Palaiologou) and Alexandros (Michalis Zeke) wander upon a bride and a dying horse.
Celia, Losing Ground
Victor (Bill Gunn) asks Celia (Maritza Rivera) if he can paint her. Sara (Seret Scott) comes home and is wary of Celia.
Chase in the Sewers, The Third Man
Harry Lime (Orson Welles) flees from the British Police through the sewers of Vienna. He shoots and kills Sergeant Paine (Bernard Lee) and is badly injured. Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) kills Lime as he's trying to escape.
Closing Sequence, The Dust of Time
On New Year's Day 2000, Eleni (Irène Jacob) dies. Spyros (Michel Piccoli) and Eleni (Tiziana Pfiffner) look out of the window.
Dr. Strangelove Opening Title Sequence, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
A list of handwritten opening titles over the refueling of an important plane.
Lord of War Opening Title Sequence, Lord of War
After a direct address, a list of opening credits is superimposed on a montage of the life of a bullet... and the death of a child.
Playback, The Conversation
Harry plays back the recordings of the couple.
Sin-Dee Waits for the Bus, Tangerine
Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) waits for the bus during her journey to find the woman her boyfriend (James Ransone) cheated with.
That Ain't No Way to Treat Your Wife, Mulholland Drive
Adam (Justin Theroux) finds his wife (Lori Heuring) cheating on him with Gene (Billy Ray Cyrus).
The Shining Opening Title Sequence, The Shining
A list of opening credits over the protagonist's drive to his interview at the hotel.