The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

Chapter One: American Cinema, German Angles

After a quick survey of camera movement before 1924, this chapter analyzes the impact of F.W. Murnau, who directed The Last Laugh (1924) in Germany before coming to Hollywood to direct Sunrise (1927), a crucial landmark in the history of camera movement. This page includes links for all of the chapter's illustrated clips. For clips that are mentioned in the chapter, but not illustrated, see the "Additional Clips" page. 

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