The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

5.x5 Lady in the Lake

Marlowe fights with the corrupt detective DeGarmot. In the corresponding scene in the book, Marlowe describes his own body with precision: “He hit me across the face with an open hand. It jerked my head around hard. My face felt hot and large.” In the movie, the camera neatly conveys the effect of a head being jerked to the side, but the same trickery fails to convey the feeling of blood rushing to one’s face.

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