The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

1.x4 The Love Light

Cinematographers were beginning to think of themselves as artists, and culturally ambitious filmmakers increasingly turned to Pictorialist photography for inspiration. The most artful frames in Frances Marion’s The Love Light are stationary—not because the filmmakers were worried about distracting our attention from the story but because they did not want to distract our attention from the elegantly silhouetted compositions.

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