by Fandor

In this video essay, Leigh Singer takes a closer look at the freeze frame editing technique. From the very first instance of the freeze frame in Alfred Hitchcock’s Champagne (1928) to some of its many appearances in modern films, Singer reflects on what it means when filmmakers choose to literally stop time.

Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

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