The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

3.14 The Human Comedy

Rather than moving incessantly, the camera rests on three distinct compositions, giving us the time to listen to each message in turn. Differences in costume reinforce differences in gender: the men wear uniforms, while the women wear transparent raincoats. At the same time, youth unites the five figures, visually contrasted with the solitary older figure on the right. But focus allows Willie to cross the divide: he is in focus throughout the shot, and he shares that focus with each soldier as he speaks that man’s words aloud.

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