The Red and The White

The Red and the White, directed by Hungarian director Miklos Jancso, is a story about the Russian Civil War between two opposing forces, the Reds and the Whites.  The film details the killing that occurred in great numbers on both sides of the fray.  It frequently switches back and forth between one force and the other to reflect the time and show that this was a war.  The use of wide panning camera shots is interesting to note because except for the few times when the main characters of the film are to be shown talking to each other and must therefore be viewed singularly, in the chase scenes and scenes of battle, the wide shot is used to show that no one person here was more important than the rest and that each man was valued in the same way.

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