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September 1, 2008

I chose to view Dawei Xu’s short film “The Kaleidoscope.? At the same time, I both really enjoyed and disliked the film. To me a good film or at least a respectable one is one that tells a story, and for me it was hard to find Xu’s story in this short film. I watched it several times and was intrigued by all the different images that were shown in one film, both realistic and surreal. I am unsure of what Xu was trying to say/depict by using a mirror lens in almost every shot. I think my favorite frames by far are those of the elderly man holding the hand of the young girl in the pink dress. I feel like it is one sequence of frames I can compare with and I love the colors used collectively in the image.

Kaleidoscope

I chose to view Dawei Xu’s short film “The Kaleidoscope.? At the same time, I both really enjoyed and disliked the film. To me a good film or at least a respectable one is one that tells a story, and for me it was hard to find Xu’s story in this short film. I watched it several times and was intrigued by all the different images that were shown in one film, both realistic and surreal. I am unsure of what Xu was trying to say/depict by using a mirror lens in almost every shot. I think my favorite frames by far are those of the elderly man holding the hand of the young girl in the pink dress. I feel like it is one sequence of frames I can compare with and I love the colors used collectively in the image.