The life of people in the Balkans then go

The
narrator
brings
the storyline together with the whole mise-en-scene. With
the narrater, we make time travel between Manakis brothers’ three
reels and A’ journey.
In the opening scene, firstly,
we witness daily life of people in the Balkans then go forward to
present, the scene which three
men, Yanakis,
Yanakis’
assistant and

A
are seen and
Yanakis’ assistant is
talking about the possibility of undevelopment three reel of Manakis
brothers, giving clue that what will be film about, then the camera
pans left and tracks backward, seeing the man dies and the other man
moves to the rights, meanwhile, camera follows him that is called
“unmotivated
movement”.

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Headliner,
A who appears about fourty yers, is seen, he is moving and again the
camera follows him, his last word in the opening scene is “a
journey”. The
ship’s horn is heard, he looks deeply to ship with sorrowful melody
in the background and the camera tracks forward directly to the ship
which is called “dolly”
then
the ship starts to sail and the camera remains stable, an example for
“long
take”.
Considering
the the use of long take in the opening scene, e xpressing his deep
yearn to home, life and demand to expose the undeveloped reels which
displays
the past of the Balkans, is
a
hope about the future and hope for the people ruined by the war,
politics,
ideologies
. Finally, after that scene, A’s journay literally begins.

In
the first sequences,
in Florina,
political
and social conflicts and ideological distinction are demonstrated.
There
are lots
of poeple in
the
street, standing still under the rain with their umbrellas,
the camera pans to right, meanwhile, the voices are coming from
somewhere but sources can not be seen, that is called “nondiegectic
sound”.
People are just listening the movie but can not watch it
probably it is forbidden in that time. The
scene
shifts to frame in which
police separating demonstrators with torches, and other people with
umbrellas.

Angelopouslos
uses his dominant technique that long takes and long shots, creating
a possible way to explicate and interprete his perspective throught
the film and prompts the audience to observe and think deeply in
every aspects. He shots almost every significant and dramatic scenes
in long shots. By doing that, the alienation and misery of the
consequences of the war laid down in the purpose of the film. His aim
of use that is constructing uninterrupted integrity in which

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