Film Language Tag: 180-degree rule
A method of staging and filming action in order to ensure visual continuity from one shot to another. On set, as a scene is rehearsed and blocked for shooting a continuity line—often referred to as the line, imaginary line, director's line, stage line —is decided upon and the camera will then remain on one side of that line; that is, within a 180-degree arc. The effect of this rule is that a character standing on the left and looking towards a character on the right will always be standing left and looking right no matter where the camera frames them from within the 180 degrees of the semi-circular arc. If, however, the line is crossed then the character will appear to reverse their position in the frame. For some framings they will be standing on the left and looking right and for others they will be standing on the right and looking left, and this will be potentially disorientating for the viewer. The 180-degree rule ensures spatial consistency and coherence for characters in a scene. Compliance with this rule (and the 30-degree rule) ensures that shots can be edited together easily using the continuity editing system.
28 Film Clips
Pyare (Rehman Khan) comes to Aslam’s (Guru Dutt) house to find him and happens upon a moment between Aslam and Jameela (Waheeda Rehman), making him realize that Jameela is in fact the woman that he saw at the beginning of the film, who he thought he was marrying.
Pyare (Rehman Khan) spys on Jameela (Waheeda Rehman) and the other unveiled women attending a birthday party held by his sister, while they sing a knowing song about men who take peeks at unveiled women, sung by playback singers Asha Bhosle and Shamshad Begum.
9 Series Clips
"Pilot", Brave New World: Season 1, Episode 1
Bernard's boss, the Director, notices his strange behavior and recommends a vacation.
The Senator's Visit
"Episode 3", Devs: Season 1, Episode 3
A local senator comes to visit Amaya and ask questions about its projects.
"Episode 5", The Feed: Season 1, Episode 5
Lawrence explains to Tom why he put the latest version of the Feed into people's genetics.
Tom's Childhood Mundles
"Episode 7", The Feed: Season 1, Episode 7
Tom realizes that Lawrence had deleted some of his childhood mundles (recorded memories).
"Episode 9", The Feed: Season 1, Episode 9
Tom and Ben find Lawrence's virtual assistant, Alba, and discover the true scale of what he did.
"Episode 10", The Feed: Season 1, Episode 10
Ben forces Tom onto the chair that will connect him to the Feed servers and secret files.
"What We Owe to Each Other", The Good Place: Season 1, Episode 6
Chidi explains contractualism to Eleanor while she decides whether or not to help Michael.
"Everything Is Great!", The Good Place: Season 2, Episode 1
Tehani interrupts Eleanor's speech to say her piece.
"Five Stars", Upload: Season 1, Episode 2
Nathan finds Nora in Lakeview, taking a break from her work in the real world.