The most profound aspect of this chapter for me is near the end when Burch urges for filmmakers to:
"develop new "open" forms that will have more in common with the formal strategies of post-Debussyian music than with those of the pre-Joycean novel."
Burch discusses the potential for a third meaning (beyond shooting script and technical plan ) for découpage
" no longer referring to a process taking place before filming or to a particular technical operation but, rather, to the underlying structure of the finished film. Formally, a film consists of a succession of fragments excerpted from a spatial and temporal continuum.Découpage in its third French meaning refers to what results when the spatial fragments, or, more accurately, the succession of spatial fragments excerpted in the shooting process, converge with the temporal fragments whose duration may be roughly de…