4  Taxonomy

The heuristic proposed in Table 4.1 is a formal description of potentials contained by Figure 3.1. The basic elements of time, motion, and space are closely linked, making their distinction difficult in borderline cases. In their individual states, each of these elements corresponds to distinct approaches to cinematic structure. All three of these elements are formally convergent, but their individual distinctions become apparent through how the audience understands what they see, their particular morphology and how we as viewers understand each particular structure enables their distinction—they are distinguished from each other on screen by the formal affect they have. In practice, these forms commonly interpenetrate and overlap ...

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