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date: 17 April 2024

offscreen space 

Source:
A Dictionary of Film Studies
Author(s):

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

Space that is part of a film *scene but is not visible onscreen. Six areas of offscreen space may be identified: those on each side of the frame, those above and below the frame, the space behind the set, and the space behind the camera. The film image is bounded by the sides and by the upper and lower edges of the frame, inside which only a portion of the ... ...

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