Slow cinema

There is an article about slow cinema in The Guardian. It starts with reference to Andrei Tarkovsky, who was famous for taking very long shots that sometimes last several minutes. I remember one shot from his film Stalker (1979) that showed the lead character walk right across a field. The article notes the acceleration of edits, with quick cutting between shots being common, particularly in mainstream cinema. Apparently there are various examples of resistance to this example of cultural speed-up.

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