PROF. GARCIA VIDEO ESSAY INTIMATE THRESHOLDS

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By Daniel Schindel  Dec 29, 2022, 11:00am EST

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INTIMATE THRESHOLDS BY DESIREE GARCIA

Less than four minutes long, this essay is nonetheless entrancing, thanks to Garcia's continually inventive editing. Instead of a drawn-out exploration of the theme of female artistic competition in film, she contrasts two examples through visceral juxtaposition: 1940's Dance, Girl, Dance and 2010's Black Swan. With split screens, hazy picture-in-picture, precise cuts, and some remarkable use of captions, the essay makes its ideas intuitively felt rather than explaining itself through lecture.

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