While working on post-production for Veronika Voss (1982), editor Juliane Lorenz found a box of old black and white film transitions. Since Rainer Werner Fassbinder's film was about a silent movie actress and shot in black and white, they decided to use them. They also seem to have put no thought into which ones to use or where. Listen, Juliane Lorenz is incredibly talented, as evident by her work here and in other films, but why would you ever use a checkerboard wipe? Just to prove you have it? Don't.