chapter  5
Physical, Emotional, and Event Rhythms
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As discussed in Chapter 1, the movements of actors, on however large

(whole body) or small (blink) a scale, are the explicit expression of

their internal rhythms and emotions. Leisurely strolling and frenetic

pounding have different rhythms. The timing and energy of the move-

ment within them is their emotion made explicit, and this is the mate-

rial being composed into the fi lm’s rhythm.