The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

6.13 Bonjour Tristesse

The staging allows each performer to dominate the composition for a moment before ceding the foreground to the other, expressing the dynamic of this curious father-daughter relationship, a dynamic of friendly give-and-take. Later, we will learn about the relationship’s lethal flaws, but for now the shot expresses pure delight, using the spectacle of an unfolding space to express their shared experience.

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