The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

3.x35 Sweepings

An exuberant scene in Sweepings uses a lateral tracking shot to reveal consumers pressing against the counter during a manic sale event, associating visual dynamism with over-the-top abundance. Ironically, this representation of pre-Depression consumer frenzy resembles the chaotic depiction of a bank panic (as in 3.x34): capitalism at its most energetic compared with capitalism at its worst.

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