Qualities Of Better Films #11 of 31: Synthesis of Style & Themes
The alignment of form and content is a form of poetry unto itself. Does the technique reinforce the content or vice a versa? Although there is no right way to judge whether the two forces are aligned well, an audience knows it when it sees it. When there is a true synthesis of style with the content and themes, we know that we have seen a film well told. The attempt to unify these two different strands is itself a pleasure to witness, whether or not the filmmakers have actually achieved some form of synthesis.