I try to avoid long posts. I prefer to keep it simple. However, this was something I've been reviewing for the last few days.
I recently was watching Batman Returns ('92) and there is this scene where Batman and Catwoman have a rooftop fight...and it has the weirdest editing choices and screen direction I've seen before. I had to draw it out to explain how it happens.
Enjoy my analysis...
In shot 1- Batman falls over ledge and clasps Catwoman's whip.
Shot 2- Batman looking up at Catwoman.
Shot 3- Batman hanging over intersection with nothing underneath him but the streets.
Shot 4- Batman throws something at Catwoman and she flies back to screen left ( to what I assume is over the ledge.
Shot 5- Catwoman enters screen top right on to slanted roof ( I dont know from where...or how)
Shot 6- Batman lands on a ledge and is now looking at her, with her back facing him ( thats what the camera tells me)
Shot 7-Catwoman slides more and more
Shot 8- Batman's hand enters screen top right and pulls her to safety.
check it out for yourself if you want. I just wanted to remind myself that planning out your shots is super important.
watch it here and judge for yourself.