The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

3.x31 American Madness

During the bank run, the camera dollies down a row of patrons as panic mounts. The image is not a follow shot, timed to one person’s movement; rather, the camera switches from one pairing to the next, emphasizing convergence. Normally, these characters would have nothing to do with each other, but the crisis of the economy has brought them here together.

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