Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Still Shot Analysis :: L.A. Confidential/Double Indemnity
In both still shots, the camera is shooting from a medium long shot. As you can see, both shots also have this whole triangle thing going on. Two characters at the same height and one at a lower level. In both, the character on the left has the most power. In Double Indemnity, Keys has a very good idea of how Phyllis's husband died and he is bringing in people to help get closer to the murderer. In L.A. Confidential, Bud is on a steep hill that makes him taller than Edmund. Bud is also stronger and in this scene they start brawling, clearly Bud would overpower Edmund. Each still shot is really a statement of power.