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In Lev Manovich’s article, What is Digital Cinema?,  he discusses digital manipulation, what cinema was, and how digital cinema has changed cinema identity. He states that “cinema is the art of the index”, our effort to make art and create something new and different from something natural (2). With the use of digital editing tools cinema’s indexicality identity changes with the way it is manipulated, some films can even be…

October 10, 2018

Post-Continuity Editing

Some of the cinema and narrative techniques used in Run Lola Run including montage, split screens, animation, and loops. The use of montage can be seen in scenes of Lola running from place to place, and within this montage there are also montages centered on the people she runs into. This montage within a montage helps communicate the idea of the timeline changing, and these time shifts show how each person’s lives…

October 9, 2018

Nonlinearity in Run Lola Run

September 26, 2018

In Run Lola Run (1991), the main novelty of the film is the use of nonlinear editing to showcase different actions, interactions and resolutions. While the premise of the movie stays the same (Lola must help Manni and his money problem), the repetition of events, flashbacks, visions, etc, all allow for a more disjointed timeline of the story’s development. As Nicholas Rombes states regarding Run Lola Run, “In Run Lola Run, the several…


Run Lola Run Cinematic Techniques

  Looking back at “Run Lola Run,” I believe one of the most evident cinematic and narrative techniques used is that of time shifting. In “Cinema in the Digital Age,” Rombes states that time shifting is a method of telling stories, in which you are constantly skipping back and forth in time, and compressing and decompressing swathes of time. The director of Run Lola Run uses the method of time…

September 25, 2018