Orphee, Jean Cocteau
Here are 8 “magic” cuts. By “magic” I mean cuts or edits, or sequences made therefrom, which make my heart stop and my mouth open in suspension of disbelief, amazement, and excess of feeling.
1. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren and Alexander Hamid, 1943)
The first cut in the film, a jump cut, from the shot of the dummy hand holding a poppy ...