Film Analysis: Amélie

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Editing, one of the most essential aspects of filmmaking, is the combination of techniques that combine elements such as visuals, sound and special effects, to create a complete cinematic product. The French film Amélie exhibits a variety of editing techniques that are employed by the filmmakers to convey its story. For the most part, the film’s main storyline uses continuity editing, which is the prevailing method for piecing together shots in modern filmmaking at large. Continuity editing exists for the purpose of creating a logical and smooth flow of shots throughout a film, keeping the plot in line and moving in a particular direction. Continue reading