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An excessively frank and image-laden mise-en-scène, with its subtext open for all to see, is part of a broader phenomenon that subordinates a shot to the requirements of literary discourse or obvious imagery. In one of the most ageless films, L’Atalante, by Jean Vigo, there is an episode where the newlyweds, a girl and a young sailor, walk from the church to a barge. To the sound of a trivial accordion they walk around three large hayricks, now disappearing (when we see a deserted landscape), now appearing anew. What is this? A ritual, a dance of fertility? No, the episode is significant not for a literary retelling, not in its symbolism, not in its visual metaphor, but in its concrete saturated existence. We see a form filled with feeling.
—Andrei Tarkovsky, BETWEEN TWO FILMS.