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Derek Schilling

art overcomes its fixity and embraces the movement characteristic of real life. The ancient principle ut pictura poesis is thus updated to read, ‘out of a painting, cinema’. At the same time, Rohmer reminds us that this archaic moving image, like the two-dimensional canvas, is bounded by the frame. All shots in the film featuring Jean-Baptiste Marot’s painted exteriors are taken from a fixed angle, with changes in scale

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