The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

3.x39 You and Me

In this montage, the seriality of each shot flows into the seriality of the next, as if the consumer culture were so abundant that it might flow forever beyond the frame. These sparkling images are presented to us directly, inciting our own desires, and yet the camera’s lateral movement avers that our desires can never be attained. Each consumer object moves offscreen just as quickly as it moved on.

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