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Becoming “Comfortably Numb” through Cinematography and Editing


Alyssa Logie


Alyssa Logie offers a close analysis of a sequence from Alan Parker’s Pink Floyd – The Wall as an example of the importance of editing and creative cinematography in creating an immersive experience for audiences. She explores the different uses of camera movement as creating wide-ranging feelings including clarity, control, freedom, disorientation, and stasis. Logie goes on to discuss the use of non-diegetic elements creating trauma, as well as the expressive uses of editing and framing in creating a sense of disorientation, loss, and becoming numb. Logie’s detailed breakdown of the sequence highlights the powerful techniques used to create entire states of mind in cinema.

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