The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

3.x1 Stagecoach

The introduction of the Ringo Kid is one of the great introductions in all of cinema: the dolly’s movement is exhilaratingly fast, and Wayne has never looked better. The moment is so exciting that the glaring technical error—a loss of focus midway through the shot—actually helps the scene. We meet the Kid, and then he goes blurry, and then—heroically—he comes back into focus, an imperfection becoming perfection once again.

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