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Yes, dolly zoom! (rolling the camera back while zooming in, or vice-versa)
06-Aug-2019 13:10:08

CorrsClub Time:
17-Jan-2020 18:52:28

Here's the famous scene in Vertigo (2:04 and 2:15):



I'm a big Hitchcock fan, and Vertigo is probably my favorite of his movies, although I can understand why one might not like it (it is undoubtedly rather creepy). I love how it shows the distinction between suspense (Hitchcock's specialty) and mystery. In the latter, you want to know whodunnit, but in Vertigo, whodunnit is shockingly revealed halfway through the movie, which sets up the suspense at the end.

I also like Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much (the remake), and North by Northwest. (Mentari, what are your favorites?)

Here's another use of dolly zoom in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (0:32-0:58):



This is a subtle use of the effect, signifying (IMO) that although on the surface nothing out of the ordinary seems to be happening, in fact the main character's demise is being plotted.

I don't know if the effect has any particular meaning in the Long Night video, but it does contribute to the overall somber and deliberate feel of the video.

SteveW
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