Tom Cross – Editor
Two distinct editing styles
Staccato cutting pattern- Name given to a series of short take close ups creating a claustrophobic atmosphere.
The music and lyrics reveal a lot about the characters.
City of stars-
City of stars could refer to Hollywood
“that our dreams may finally come true could imply that they can both help each other fulfil their dreams”
“a rush a glance a touch a dance” could refer to the times they first met each other
“you never shined so brightly” could imply that meeting each other have made their lives better.
|Opening freeway scene||Dinner scene|
|Few cuts||Shot reverse shot to show conversation between Seb and Mia|
|Smooth editing||More cuts|
|Camera spinning into next shot||Faster cuts|
|Long takes||Transition between over the shoulder shot to close up shows that they have become separated and isolated. This can create a claustrophobic atmosphere.|
|The title of the film acts as a overture which is a key convention of musicals.|