Monday, October 8, 2012

Stylization And Abbreviation In Asian Cinema (And Elsewhere)

Kung fu movies use editing and cinematography which is stylized and abbreviated, rather than literal. This is especially evident in fight scenes.

Anime uses character designs which are stylized and abbreviated, rather than literal.

I don't see that a lot in Western film (by which I mean all Western film, but in practice, mostly French, American, and British film). I see it a lot in Western comics, video games, and user interface design, but not in film.