The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

1.x2 Suspense

In a suspenseful narrative, we look forward in time, fearing one outcome and hoping for another. By placing the camera on a car and allowing us to see both vehicles at the same time, the filmmakers allow us to see the inch-by-inch shortening of the distance between the two cars, resulting in a moment-by-moment tightening of tension.

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