othello is a symphony of bars and grating
touch of evil is a symphony of squares
the trial is a symphony of opposing space.
from cramped apartment to vast landscape, to broom closet. back to huge office then to flogging closet, from back halways to the vast death camp, etc. that daytime scene happens after k makes it with centerfold nurse on the stack of books. he leaves the avocate's at night in the rain, and the next day he takes that determined walk across the death camp to run into the court room scrub woman, hilda (another babe). that scene balances the opposing space motif. if we remove the continuity of a chess board, it can no longer serve as a chess board, so on an artistic level, removing that scene is like ripping off a wing. too bad.