Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run uses different cinema techniques from traditional Hollywood films. One of the usual techniques is transitioning from live sequences to animation to show Lola running down a flight of stairs. The part of the movie that can be said to have digital aesthetics is when Lola bumps into random strangers; the strangers future is told in about ten second montages. This is certainly not traditional story telling techniques….

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Montage Blog – Tonal

Search on YouTube for a Montage sequence the demonstrates one of Eisenstein’s methods of montage. Paste the video into a post and describe how the techniques in the sequence fit one or more of the methods and how you think the sequence works on the viewer’s emotional understanding.  This scene (beginning at 0:45) displays a good example of tonal montage, more specifically a “graphic montage.” In Einstein’s “Method of Montage,”…

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Run Lola Run and Time

Run Lola Run is a movie that emphasizes the idea of time. This 80 minute long movie is based off of the same 20 minutes that branch out and span over the course of the entire movie. You get the sense of the importance of time at the very beginning when all you see are various clocks and the constant ticking sound in your ears. This gets the audience in…

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Run Lola Run

Some cinema and narrative techniques used in the film Run Lola Run would be the director (Tom Tykwer) use of time manipulation while transitioning between multiple sequences for Lola and her boyfriend Manni. Tykwer broke free from the traditional Hollywood styles by utilizing time to tell a visually detailed story through multiple plot sequences in time (three). Tykwer was able to stretch a short 20 minute scene into an hour…

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Continuity

In this video, I had my brother make a cup of coffee. The video starts off with him working on homework and then getting up to make coffee. I tried to vary the shots by using wide angles and doing a few medium and close up shots. I started the video by doing a wide shot that gives the viewer an idea of where this is taking place and what…

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Blog Post 4: Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run was a great movie to watch. What I found interesting about Run Lola Run, was that in theory, I should have been confused about the narrative. Given that it is not only a foreign movie that turns my focus to the subtitles but also stories that involve time manipulation is traditionally confusing. That said, I did not find myself at all confused throughout the movie. Its ideas…

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Loop Assignment-All The Loops

I gave this loop thing my best shot. Here is the more traditional loop featuring a more conventional style and edit as well as a narrative. Here is the second loop I put together. My attempt at a contininous simple shot with no narrative. And last but not least here is my off the wall loop with different camera angles, zooms as well as edits.

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Loop

  Blog Post: In the movie “Run Lola Run” I believe that the digital aesthetic comes when comes to combining the animation aspect of the film for the stairwell sequence. The Narrative is spaced in clever way. It tells a linear story but in three separate ways and in each way the stories characters have a different outcome based on the protagonists interactions with them. Time is also manipulated by…

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Blog Post –

“Run Lola Run” is a revolutionary film, and likely the first to play with viewer’s brains in the way it does. At first, the movie was a lot to take in, but it became increasingly more interesting. The aesthetic of varying outcomes and the overall 90s aesthetic is quite prevalent throughout the movie. The different outcomes are not only present when Manni there are the “ending” scenes with Manni outside…

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Run Lola Run

I really enjoyed watching Run Lola Run. The story reminded me of the Netflix series Russian Doll. In both shows, the main characters die, but they receive multiple opportunities to restart the day and change their actions in order to circumvent their impending doom. The cinematography for Run Lola Run seemed very creative and unique. The movie frequently used continuity techniques such as match on action, motivated POV, graphic match,…

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Time Manipulation and Narrative Techniques in “Run Lola Run”

When watching Run Lola Run (1998) for the first time, I have to admit I was a bit confused with the overall narrative. While I understand that films will naturally vary from country to country and what I can expect from American films may differ from films from other countries, Run Lola Run (1998) still managed to puzzle me a few times. I believe this is primarily due to how it messed…

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