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Casotto (Beach House; Sergio Citti, 1977)

The film is entirely shot in a bathing cabin built in a studio. In this movie the relation between the space of the studio (39,50 x 19 m) and the space of the bathing cabin (5 x 5 m) directly influences camera movement. The perimeter of the factory is a sort of boundary condition of these movements. The landscape behind the door is a reconstruction of a real beach near Rome. As a consequence it is always shown from the inside of the cabin so that the spectator doesn’t realise it is an artificial location. At the beginning of the movie the camera enter in the room and get stuck in this claustrophobic space giving the possibility to the spectators to identify themselves with the subjective view of the camera.

Interpretative drawings of the movie set: plan and perspective.

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