The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

3.x27 Sunnyside Up

Another site of convergence was the apartment building; its architecture put different people side by side. Sunnyside Up, David Butler’s early-sound-era musical from 1929, provided a powerful prototype, introducing a tenement neighborhood in a spectacular three-minute shot. As Jakob Isak Nielsen explains, cinematographer Ernest Palmer and art director Harry Oliver had worked together on the similarly dynamic Street Angel (1928).

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