The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

3.x34 Prosperity

After Maggie reassures the crowd that the bank is healthy (see 3.x33), we learn that Maggie’s callow son has invested the bank’s bonds in a get-rich-quick scheme. The film cuts back to the lobby, and the panic takes on a new sense of desperation. Now the camera dollies laterally from right to left very rapidly, turning the crowd into a blur.

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