Film Language Tag: continuity editing
Hollywood editing that uses cuts and other transitions to establish verisimilitude, to construct a coherent time and space, and to tell stories clearly and efficiently. Continuity editing follows the basic principle that each shot has a continuous relationship to the next shot; sometimes called invisible editing.
43 Film Clips
"That's My Mother" (Closing Sequence), Imitation of Life
Lora (Lana Turner) organizes a large funeral for Annie (Juanita Moore). As the procession sets off, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) rushes and throws herself upon her mother's coffin. Featuring Mahalia Jackson as a choir soloist.
"You're a Boy", Some Like It Hot
Jerry/Daphne (Jack Lemmon) tells Joe/Josephine (Tony Curtis) that they got engaged to Osgood (Joe E. Brown), and Sugar (Marilyn Monroe) announces her engagement to Shell Oil Junior (Tony Curtis)
Blow-up of a Blow-up, Blow-Up
Thomas further enlarges the photograph of the person hiding in the bushes.
Cain, Intruder in the Dust
Sheriff Hampton (Will Geer) and Nub Gowrie (Porter Hall) wait for the killer to appear and find Crawford Gowrie (Charles Kemper).
Closing Sequence, Caught
Pregnant Leonora (Barbara Bel Geddes) calls Quinada (James Mason) for help and faints after believing she caused the death of Ohlrig (Robert Ryan).
Closing Sequence , Cotton Comes to Harlem
Gravedigger Jones (Godfrey Cambridge) and Coffin Ed Johnson (Raymond St. Jacques) work out a deal with mob boss Tom (Leonardo Cimino) for the missing $87,000.
Comanches at the Edwards' Homestead, The Searchers
The Edwards family attempts to secure themselves before the arrival of the Comanches.
Comfortable Where I Am, Intruder in the Dust
Crawford Gowrie (Charles Kemper) threatens Eunice Habersham (Elizabeth Patterson) with a canister of gasoline.
Confessione, Il Divo
Andreotti shares his thoughts on all the accusations and rumors.
Crossed Letters, Jules and Jim
When Jim (Henri Serre) and Catherine's (Jeanne Moreau) relationship sours after they fail to make a baby together, a letter correspondence complicates the matter.
Don't Say Industry, Adaptation.
Charlie and Donald argue about the virtues of a screenwriting seminar
Dual-Time, What Time Is It There?
Shiang-chyi (Chen Shiang-chyi) insists on buying Hsiao-kang's (Lee Kang-sheng) personal dual-time watch.
Ending Sequence: The Aftermath of Siras’ death, Aligarh
Siras (Manoj Bajpayee) has died overnight, and Deepu (Rajkummar Rao) comes to his apartment to see his dead body. Deepu runs away visibly upset. It ends with a flashback of Siras hearing a noise before he dies.
Fortran, Hidden Figures
Dorothy takes her children to the library for a book on computer programming.
I Like Her Numbers, Hidden Figures
Katherine Impresses John Glenn with her math ability.
Il giardino di Asdrubale, Cabiria
Maciste hides himself and Cabiria from the Carthage mob in the gardens of Hasdrubal. He convinces Massinissa and Sophonisba (in disguise) to take Cabiria under their protection.
Induction into the brotherhood, Satya
TAs Satya (J.D. Chakravarthi) is handed a gun by Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpayee), he is given the order to go kill Jagga, who had been disrespectful to him earlier. This is his transition from “tough guy” to “Bhai”, and being a part of Bhiku’s brotherhood.
Inquirer Party, Citizen Kane
The staff of The Inquirer celebrate the success of their newspaper with a party hosted by Kane.
La Marseillaise, Casablanca
Laszlo rallies everyone to sing La Marseillaise louder than the German officers' singing.
Looks Like Bill's Painting, Blow-Up
Thomas is visited by Patricia at his studio.
Love: The Transition From Gangster to Human, Satya
This scene is a montage that isolates Satya (J.D. Chakravarthi) and Vidya (Urmila Matondkar) and further establishes their intimacy, showing that Satya is not just a rugged, tough gang member, but complex and emotional as well. This intimacy exposes viewers to his true feelings and makes him more human, as opposed to a hypermasculine criminal.
Meeting Orestes, Landscape in the Mist
Voula (Tania Palaiologou) and Alexandros (Michalis Zeke) meet Orestes (Stratos Tzortzoglou), an actor driving a van on his way to meet his troupe.
Nazis In Casablanca, Casablanca
The nazi generals arrive in Casablanca.
No Longer with You, The Earrings of Madame de...
The General (Charles Boyer) confronts Donati (Vittorio De Sica) about the history of the earrings. Donati tells Louise (Danielle Darrieux) he can no longer see her.
Opening Sequence, Intruder in the Dust
Lucas Beauchamp (Juano Hernandez) is accused of the murder of Vinson Gowrie (David Clarke).
Opening Sequence, The Children's Hour
Children from the Wright-Dobie School for Girls ride bikes, play outdoors, and perform in a piano recital for their parents to watch.
Professor Siras Listens to Lata Mangeshkar on the radio, Aligarh
Siras (Manoj Bajpayee) listens and sings along to a song by the legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. He sings along while listening as if the lyrics were representative of his life.
Projection Room, Citizen Kane
Journalists speculate over Kane's death and reporter Jerry Thompson is tasked with the job of investigating further.
Quicksand, Intruder in the Dust
Chick (Claude Jarman Jr.) takes his uncle John Stevens (David Brian) and Sheriff Hampton (Will Geer) to dig up the grave once more, but run into Nub Gowrie (Porter Hall).
Ranch Work, Certain Women
Jamie (Lily Gladstone) spends her time working on a ranch and tending to the horses.
Shinier Than Any Ant, Adaptation.
Susan, under the influence of orchid powder, shares a tender moment with Laroche.
Stalin's Funeral, The Death of Stalin
People from all over the USSR come for Stalin's funeral.
Suzy Follows the Footsteps, Suspiria
Suzy hears the footsteps and decides to follow them to Madame Blanc's office.
The Drive to Livingston, Certain Women
Jamie (Lily Gladstone) goes to school and learns that Beth (Kristen Stewart) has quit teaching, and drives straight to Livingston.
The Honeymoon, The Heart of the World
Anna strangles Akmatov on their honeymoon.
The Noblewoman's Testimony, Rashomon
The noblewoman recounts her version of the incident in the woods at court.
The Opera, The Earrings of Madame de...
Louise (Danielle Darrieux) pretends to have lost her earrings at the opera, and her husband the General (Charles Boyer) searches for them.
Thierry's Process, Exit Through the Gift Shop
Thierry and his employees discuss his artistic process.
Ugarte Is Arrested, Casablanca
The police arrive at Rick's and arrest Ugarte.
We Are Going Home, Cotton Comes to Harlem
A robbery ensues at Deke O'Malley's (Calvin Lockhart) rally for the Black Beauty, a Back-to-Africa movement ship, which detectives Gravedigger Jones (Godfrey Cambridge) and Coffin Ed Johnson (Raymond St. Jacques) patrol.
What a Guy Has To Do For Love, Edge of the City
Axel (John Cassavetes) and Tommy (Sidney Poitier) take a walk, and Axel reveals he is an army deserter.
2 Series Clips
Lucy talks to her friends about Ricky's family
"The Ricardos Visit Cuba", I Love Lucy: Season 6, Episode 9
Lucy (Lucille Ball) believes she made a terrible impression on Ricky's family
Darla and Ralph Discuss Coparenting
"Next to Nothing", Queen Sugar: Season 1, Episode 9
Ralph(Kofi Siriboe) and Darla(Bianca Lawson) discuss their experience coparenting their child, Blue(Ethan Hutchison), as well as future adjustments to their current parenting arrangement.