Intense moments

In the film Her intense moments of detail were often used to put the audience into the main character’s melancholy state. For instance at one point he is laying on his bed and an extreme close up his bedding is used. It’s what the character would actually be seeing if he was laying there and it’s something I really appreciate. Here’s a picture I took of my pillow that can demonstrate what I mean as I cannot find the one from the movie

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Some of the best art is the stuff that can make you feel what the artist is feeling. I encountered the same thing in the book Mrs. Dalloway

How fresh, how calm, stiller than this of course, the air was in the early morning; like the flap of a wave; the kiss of a wave; chill and sharp and yet (for a girl of eighteen as she then was) solemn, feeling as she did, standing there at the open window, that something awful was about to happen; looking at the flowers, at the trees with the smoke winding off them and the rooks rising, falling; standing and looking

The passage engages your senses with the breeze against her skin, smoke in the distance which engages sight and smell. It is a constant stream and put the novel, for a moment, into real time.

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