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Some of the editing in the film Clerks.

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3:29 am
December 19, 2009



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Post edited 7:29 am – December 19, 2009 by alexandratorres

The editing in the film Clerks. Well the first thing that came through my mind when viewing the film Clerks was one of the first sequences where a dog is practically wrapped in some sheets in a bed and the second shot is Dante in the floor sleeping, waking up by the ringing of a phone and pushing out of what appears to be a very dirty closet. Actually not only the closet is dirty, the whole apartment is a mess and Dante get harmonized in the mess finding the phone in the mess. This is the call that gets all the problems started in Dante’s day after agreeing to go to work. During this is occurring, the editing and the exchanged placing of Dante and the dog, helps to portray the comfortable life that the dog has and the dog life that Dante is going through. Also in the very beginning we can also notice that Dante is getting ready to go to work without showing exactly everything he does, the editor just put together some short shots of everything he is doing to make obvious the concept that he is getting ready for work. After this we see him get to the store , by the editing we also know that he got there by driving  but we are not with him all the drive, we just saw him get in the car at his house and arrive at the groceries store. This is something that is done to cut the unnecessary boring stuff and keep the spectator involved.

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