a65d04980968f310VgnVCM100000c2b1d38dRCRDapproved/UMICH/sac/Home/People/CVs and Publications<i>The Use of Movement</i>765d04980968f310VgnVCM100000c2b1d38d____<i>The Use of Movement</i>McNamara, Chrismcnamart<p>As the final installment in the cinematic language trilogy, &lt;i&gt;The Use of Movement&lt;/i&gt; considers the formal edges of the frame and the way in which camera movement, whether slight or dramatic, is ascribed with meaning. A series of tableaux are played out – with foreign language voice-overs providing the only real narrative context. A sleepless woman is haunted by images she has watched on the internet; a man drives an ice cream truck down a barren street; a couple ride a motorscooter in the twilight; steam rises from manhole covers. Each scene is an incomplete narrative – and the monologues in Spanish, German, Bengali and Italian only serve to provide a degree of abstraction to the sound treatment – distancing most of us from the more visceral aspects of the film form and creating occasional dissonances with what’s happening visually.</p>2009View the film on Vimeo!http://vimeo.com/12996988mnegaranmnegaran1372352932707