Movies and Film
Films Whose Movement Is Worth Watching
The following films are chosen with an eye toward variety of camera techniques and the content of their applications:
- The Wind (1928): A great example of silent camera movement.
- All Quiet on the Western Front (1930): A good example of how early sound film begins to get over the static quality of sound.
- Breathless (À Bout de Souffle, France, 1959): A French New Wave experiment with a very mobile camera.
- Singin' in the Rain (1952): Especially in the musical numbers "Would You" and "You Were Meant for Me," the camera dances.
- Mystery Train (1989): Minimal camera movement can be very effective in its own right.
- Lumière and Company (1995): See how 39 world-famous contemporary directors (like Spike Lee and David Lynch) use the camera that the turn-of-the-century Lumière brothers used to make their films.
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