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Sunday Nov 28, 2004

Lights, Camera, Nonlinear Action

A bias is often mistaken for a factual perception.

In the early days of silent movies, for example, it was thought that an audience wouldn’t be able to understand the story if one scene were cut to another without a middle part—a smooth transition.

Let’s say someone were getting ready to go to work and the next scene was a cut that showed him already at work. It was erroneously felt that the audience wouldn’t be able to follow the film if how he got to his job were not shown as well.