Definition of montage in English:

montage

Pronunciation /mänˈtäZH/ /mɑnˈtɑʒ/

Translate montage into Spanish

noun

  • 1The process or technique of selecting, editing, and piecing together separate sections of film to form a continuous whole.

    ‘montage was a useful device for overcoming the drawbacks of silent film’
    • ‘montage sequences’
    • ‘She learned how to montage films - editing together different camera shots for effect.’
    • ‘This was done after shooting the whole film and montage sequences.’
    • ‘It is montage alone that separates and makes cinema stand out above all the other art forms.’
    • ‘In each case, the town and the barefaced cliffs behind which the irradiated children survive are linked together through montage, drawing out an all-encompassing atmosphere of inhibition and isolation.’
    • ‘So he jazzed up the movie with rapid fire, machinegun edits and one confusing montage after another that completely throw off any sense of continuity.’
    • ‘By the end of this montage sequence, they're sitting next to one another, sharing a plate of snack food.’
    • ‘The snappy editing, rapid montage sequences and throbbing soundtrack give the film tremendous pace in its early stages and that is matched by some funny moments.’
    • ‘His technique of film montage involved juxtaposing two opposing images so that a new third image was created in the viewers' imagination.’
    • ‘There are some very well-done montage sequences and some honestly insightful cuts, but they are drowned in a flood of meaningless and unmotivated shots and scenes.’
    • ‘The opening montage sequence has also been suitably celebrated.’
    • ‘The film is poetic in tone and features a number of image and sound montage sequences.’
    • ‘The wonderfully constructed opening montage sequence, consisting of flashback action coupled with newspaper headlines and photographs, emphasises the centrality of Daisy's kidnapping to the plot.’
    • ‘It was celebrated for its numerous advances in filmmaking technique, crafting a style of montage that would become the norm for the coming century of cinema.’
    • ‘The video quality suffers greatly from this montage approach to the presentation.’
    • ‘The montage style allows the filmmakers to ‘free up’ a lot of the material, removing its current meaning while suggesting another.’
    1. 1.1A sequence of film made using the technique of montage.
      ‘a dazzling montage of the movie's central banquet scene’
      • ‘Cutting between narratives with various video montages, the film is visually breathtaking.’
      • ‘I have viewed the same Remembrance Day films and montages again and again.’
      • ‘Seriously, this film sets the record for most montages ever.’
      • ‘There's a lovely scene when she kisses him for the first time and the film dissolves into a montage of suburban streets, implying that there's a story like this in every neighbourhood.’
      • ‘Several embarrassing montages seem directed by the domineering pop soundtrack due to their literalist take on the lyrics.’
      • ‘They change pace through fading montages of static images.’
      • ‘Why are some montages more effective for you in this scene?’
      • ‘As all the clips are from the first season (of course), you won't get much out of the montages after having watched all the episodes.’
      • ‘And the really interesting aspects of the story get lost in montages.’
      • ‘The montages make it clear how far much time has passed since the last scene, but at other times only vague references keep us oriented.’
      • ‘I just can't hear it for the noise, or see it for the montages.’
      • ‘The storyboard montage consists of storyboards and scenes from the film edited together and then shown with some dance music in the background.’
      • ‘Of particular note is the visual montage that comes at the halfway point of the film.’
      • ‘The montage is set to music and runs for about three and a half minutes.’
      • ‘But the footage, complete with video montages and music, isn't playing on your TV.’
      • ‘Finally, there's a music video montage for the end title song, Broken Wagon.’
    2. 1.2The technique of producing a new composite whole from fragments of pictures, text, or music.
      ‘the play often verged on montage’
      • ‘Made up of montage, photographs and text captions, it tells its story in the simplest of ways, as if it were being explained to a child.’
      • ‘Then look at the video inserts over the music montage.’
      • ‘It looked marvellous and there was a lot of inventive and well executed photography and montage.’
      • ‘‘When I stumbled upon the technique of creating montages it was like rediscovering photography’ says Gallant.’
      • ‘And if you look at his films, you'll see that sometimes he'll do a montage that's all music and he'll drop the location sound altogether.’
      • ‘On the opposite wall to my left hung a gigantic plasma screen displaying a frenzied montage of flitting text and graphics.’
      • ‘His studio was a montage of photographs, sketches and unfinished paintings.’
      • ‘We've been closing the show every night with some special musical performances over pictures and montages of events.’
      • ‘A montage of images selected by a young patient reveals some sadness as well as the importance of color, toys, and access to nature.’

Origin

Early 20th century French, from monter ‘to mount’.