Autonomous shot

A single-shot sequence (e.g. early silent films) or an inserted shot, of which there are at least four types.

1 Non-diegetic insert: objects exterior to the fictional world of the action, e.g. a metaphoric shot.

2 Displaced diegetic insert: events from the diegesis, but temporally/spatially out of context, e.g. the single shot of a pursuer inserted into a sequence showing a pursuit.

3 Subjective insert: memories, dreams, fears, premonitions.

4 Explanatory insert: closer shots of letters, headlines, etc.

Syntagmas with more than one shot in an achronological sequence

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