demolishing a wall

"The commonest sort of cinematic place seems to be made of boundaries. Or, at least, the names of cineastes whose work emphasises walls, barriers, doors, thresholds and the like seem to spring almost unbidden to the mind. If Hawks = action and Ford = feature, we may expect Hitchcock = enclosure; and the equation is surely too obvious to warrant exposition here. But the description is equally applicable to Orson Welles's particular exposition of place as bounded infinity, a mansion of echoes, made as much of hearing as of seeing."

William D Rout, senses of cinema