The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

Intro. Extra.1 Sunset Blvd

Norma leads Joe into her bedroom, where a recently deceased pet monkey lies, awaiting burial. The intricate movement--a pan, a boom, and a dolly--aligns the spectator's experience with Joe's complex reaction. Just as Joe is fascinated but uncertain, the camerawork offers a partial but incomplete disclosure, moving in gradually to explore the space while keeping the identity (and species) of the corpse a mystery.

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