An omnibus film consists of a number of independent storytelling, completed short films by one or more directors. It can also refer to the interweaving of episodic storylines that either treat a topic or heading for a finale and be taken up again and again. The episodes are usually under a common theme or have points of contact. It is also an overarching framework for action. Continuous plot lines, however, are uncommon.
One of the most famous films is the 1916 episode turned Intolerance by DW Griffith. Other examples of episode films are Paris, je t'aime from 2006, in which 18 different directors have contributed sections on the arrondissements of Paris, Night on Earth by 1991, in which the director Jim Jarmusch in five major cities weaves five stories of nocturnal taxi rides, crash of 2004 by Paul Haggis, the German production the Austrian method of 2006, which was created in collaboration collective of five friends coming directors, or 4 rooms, have contributed to, inter alia, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
The dramatic combination of individual episodes can be done with the same or the same object, as in the films in those days ( Helmut Käutner, 1947) and in The Yellow Rolls- Royce (Anthony Asquith, 1964), in which one car and its various owners are at the center of the action. Other examples are the adventures of a ten -mark note ( Berthold Viertel, 1947), Winchester 73 ( Anthony Mann, 1950), The Red Violin ( Francois Girard, 1998) or an equal or the same place, such as a taxi in Night on Earth (Jim Jarmusch, 1993), a staircase in Roma Ore Undici ( Giuseppe De Santis, 1952) or a neighborhood in Short Cuts (Robert Altman, 1993) or by a common or similar situation told, for example, the post-fascist Italy in the days of the liberation by the Americans in Paisà ( Roberto Rossellini and others, 1946). or a night in Berlin's city life in Nachtgestalten (Andreas Dresen, 1999) " The most striking dramatic action is the Konsequenzlosigkeit of collision- full situations. "