The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

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When Betty Lou spots Waltham, a moving shot represents her point of view, but not in a literal way. Betty Lou stands still; her point of view hurtles forward. While representing what she sees, the shot conveys the desire that she feels. We can think of this figure as an “amplified” point-of-view shot, using the camera’s power to zip through space to express a very human emotion.

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