The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

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Call this start-and-stop technique the “person-to-person motif.” The camera moves from one person to the next, encouraging us to notice their differences and appreciate their similarities. The shot produces its meaning by creating an impression of sampling. These eight men with their eight desires stand in for many more men with many more desires. To understand that the film is offering us a part to stand for a larger whole, we must appreciate that the view is fragmentary. 

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