PRINT January 1973

“Western History” and “The Riddle of Lumen”

LIST OF SHOTS/SHOT GROUPS of the opening of Western History:

1. Several very brief shots of men playing basketball, seen in motion, and often at the midsection. In these and the subsequent basketball images throughout the film, the shots usually begin and end in a motion, and few if any faces are usually visible.

2. Brief shot of a statue.

3. Brief additional shot of players, the end of which goes red.

4. Section of solid white, 5 seconds long, which is a good deal longer than the shots in 1–3.

5. Another long shot: the ceiling with lights on it arranged in circular patterns.

6. Two brief shots of the players.

7. Shots of a tiny light moving on a dark frame. The shot is long but the motion is violent and seems to resemble formally the chaotic motions of the players in 1, 3, and 6.

8. Several brief shots of players.

9. A long static shot of the floor, a very deep red color, which is 5 seconds long,

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