The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

4.9 For Me and My Gal

The camera starts relatively low, at Jimmy’s eye level when he is seated; in imperceptible stages, it booms upward over the course of the scene, ending between the actors’ eye levels when they are standing. The focus is deep enough to carry both actors when photographed in medium long shot but shallow enough to create separation between the foreground and background when the actors appear in medium close-up. Compare this scene to 4.x6, which represents a similar narrative situation.

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