The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

Chapter Six: An Art of Disclosures

This chapter starts with a general account of classical Hollywood storytelling principles before shifting to an analysis of two trends that put those principles to the test: the long-take trend of the late 1940s and the adoption of widescreen technologies in the 1950s. By rejecting the one-idea-at-a-time approach, both trends required filmmakers to think carefully about how they might use the moving camera to fulfill traditional storytelling functions such as revelation, concealment, emphasis, and understatement. 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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