Psychocinematics: Issues and Directions

  title={Psychocinematics: Issues and Directions},
  author={Arthur P. Shimamura},
In the opening scene of Th e Graduate , Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoff man) exits a plane and enters the terminal at the LA International Airport. When he steps onto a moving walkway, the camera begins to track alongside at the same pace, which keeps Benjamin’s position fi xed and isolated to the far right of an otherwise empty screen (Figure 1.1). Th e opening credits begin to fi ll the space as we listen to Th e Sounds of Silence , Simon and Garfunkel’s anthem to social alienation. Over the… CONTINUE READING

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