12019-01-25T22:52:42+00:00Patrick Keatingfdfdb363527b48ac29800c3d2a6f44da6939bc3b11Applause (1929)plain2019-01-25T22:52:42+00:00Patrick Keatingfdfdb363527b48ac29800c3d2a6f44da6939bc3bDirector Rouben Mamoulian favored heavy-handed symbolism. The shadow tells us that Hitch is evil; Kitty’s placement in the corner evokes her powerlessness. The film could have cut to this composition, but the dolly-in announces the framing as a deliberate choice. Knowing that the camera could be rolled back a few feet reinforces our awareness that the storyteller has chosen not to do so.
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12019-01-25T22:37:11+00:00Patrick Keatingfdfdb363527b48ac29800c3d2a6f44da6939bc3bChapter Two: Purposes and ParallelsPatrick Keating6This chapter covers the years after the transition to sound.plain832019-01-28T02:06:58+00:00Patrick Keatingfdfdb363527b48ac29800c3d2a6f44da6939bc3b