Mintage could suggest the time involved. Flaghtery however confines himself to showing of the actual waiting period; the length of the hunt is the very substance of the image, its true object. Thus in the film this episode requires one set up. Will anyone deny that it is thereby much more moving than a montage by attraction? (Bazin 27)
Rossellini and de Sica are less spectacular but they are none the less determined to do away with the effects of montage and to transfer to the screen the continuum of reality. (Bazin 37)
BAzin saw the long shot, the continual representation of a theme or motif, more effective and powerful than short, juxtaposed shots, the expression of abstracts through the juxtapositions of particulars. To show the event and emotion itself, he though, was more powerful.
The expressionist heresy... (Bazin "part 2" 26)