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Dolly zoom in Vertigo

by Brian Davis

In this clip, we see the second (and third) instance of the dolly zoom used by Hitchcock in Vertigo to approximate Scottie's feeling of dizziness. The dolly zoom is a combination of a zoom (in or out) achieved by a particular type of camera lens, and the physical movement of the camera either toward or away from an object (dolly), usually in the background of the framed image.

Dolly zoom 2 in Vertigo

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This is the second and most famous instance of the dolly zoom shot in Vertigo.

from Vertigo (1958)
Creator: Alfred Hitchcock
Posted by Brian Davis