The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

6.11 Black Widow

This scene follows a logical progression, slowly granting more importance to Brian while paradoxically reminding us how unimportant he is. In the group shot, he has the fourth-best position. In the three-shot, he has the third-best position. In the two-shot, he has the second-best position. Only in the single does he have compositional priority, and even here he delivers his jolt of information in a medium-long-shot profile.

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