The Killing

The Killing by Stanley Kubrick:

Opening scene:

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Note the use of the man in the foreground for layers:

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The focus is still in the middle, but the man in the foreground is going downwards:

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Then the epic shadow cross in the background:

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Note in all of Kubrick’s shots, he almost always employs good use of people in the background and layers:

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And to add to storytelling, the subtle detail shots:

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