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Definition of the noun countershot

What does countershot mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: countershots

  1. a return shot; a retaliatory shot
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: shooting / shot = the act of firing a projectile

Alternative definition of the noun countershot


  1. A shot made in response to another shot (as from a gun or cannon).
  2. [film] A shot taken to contrast with another.

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Google previewSurviving Images (2015)

Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East by Kamran Rastegar

However, instead of succumbing to documentary in a failing recuperation of Palestinian trauma, Suleiman's countershot is a narrative that refuses to offer the completions so often expected of dominant narrative forms. Screens and Subjectivity ...

Google previewThe Skin of the Film (1999)

Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses by Laura U. Marks, Dana Polan

So whereas for the Lacanian theorists of suture, the pairing of shot with countershot is a way of arresting the fear of the void that waits beyond the edges of the frame, for Deleuze this openness is a source for ever more discoveries, a source of ...

Google previewNerves in Patterns on a Screen (2014)

An Introduction to Film Studies by Garry Leonard, Deirdre Flynn

The countershot is a tight closeup of ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Films (2014)

by Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White

For Renoir, using the camera to record reality in a complex and fully dimensional way was preferable to the editing and shot/countershot artifices of other directors. Class injustice is never far from the surface in Boudu. Class division is there at ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (2008)

4 Volume Set by Bonnie G. Smith

Shot/Countershot: Film Tradition and Women's Cinema. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1989. Flitterman-Lewis, Sandy. To Desire Differently: Feminism and the French Cinema. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. Gaines ...

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Countershot Meaning

Video shows what countershot means. A shot made in response to another shot (as from a gun or cannon).. A shot taken to contrast with another.. Countershot ...

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Scrabble value of C3O1U1N1T1E1R1S1H4O1T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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