The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

1.x17 The Cat and the Canary

A movement skeptic might argue that the camera was ill suited to the goal of representing a character’s moving viewpoint. A horror film might turn these inconsistencies to advantage, exploiting the strangeness of camera movement to produce an uncanny effect, as in the opening of The Cat and the Canary, where a bumpy camera represents the point-of-view of an alleged ghost.

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