Friday, April 20, 2012

Another Very Properly Photographed Clip from 'Moonrise Kingdom' -- Record Player

Love how frenetic characters and events are captured by Anderson with such a disciplined camera. Framing and blocking are just so, and the camera stays still, which provides a solid palette for things to unfold and allows the viewer to more easily appreciate the quirks of both behavior and dialogue.

In fact, except for judicious and flawless dolly shots the camera doesn't move. Pans and (god forbid) zooms are not used. The actors comes to us, we don't follow them around. Even cuts don't seem to exist. They're there, but don't seem to be.

Anderson's highly polished non-technique gives these clips breath of life and makes you forget you're watching a movie.


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