The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

Intro.4 Sunset Blvd

When Joe turns toward Norma, the camera tilts up to reveal her presence. The tilt emphasizes Norma's power by making her presence a jolting surprise: she was offscreen, then shockingly on. At the same time, the precise framing evokes her weakness: the bars of the gate form a series of rectangles, one of which encloses Norma.

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