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A pan in Vertigo

by Oliver Gaycken

This lengthy pan in Vertigo is carefully executed. At first, Madeleine's and Scottie's cars are both kept in frame. Then, Madeleine's car leaves the frame, leaving Scottie's car to follow. Thus the shot encapsulates the disappearing/seeking dynamic that characterizes the Madeleine/Scottie relationship.

A pan in Vertigo

A pan in Vertigo

from Vertigo (1958)
Creator: Alfred Hitchcock
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Posted by Oliver Gaycken
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