12019-01-27T21:23:52+00:00Patrick Keatingfdfdb363527b48ac29800c3d2a6f44da6939bc3b11The Maltese Falcon (1941)plain2019-01-27T21:23:52+00:00Patrick Keatingfdfdb363527b48ac29800c3d2a6f44da6939bc3bSpade walks with brisk confidence, whereas Wilmer, a wannabe tough guy, follows along more slowly. The camera moves relatively quickly—but not quickly enough to keep up with Spade, who steps closer to the camera before exiting the frame entirely. By contrast, the camera has no trouble holding the slow-moving Wilmer in the center of the frame. In a neat irony, the man who is being watched escapes our gaze, while the man doing the watching proves easy to target.
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12019-01-27T21:22:13+00:00Patrick Keatingfdfdb363527b48ac29800c3d2a6f44da6939bc3bChapter Four: Constructing Scenes with the CameraPatrick Keating3Chapter analyzing three distinct methods of scene construction in Hollywood during the 1940splain1392019-01-28T02:08:29+00:00Patrick Keatingfdfdb363527b48ac29800c3d2a6f44da6939bc3b