The First And Final Frames Of Iconic Movies Reveal Hauntingly Beautiful Moments
Mar 24, 2015
These shots can show a progression, such as loners from "Fight Club" and "Silver Linings Playbook" ending up with someone, or a character's journey through time (like in "The Godfather"). They can also create a cyclical effect or ambiguity. As the first and last thing we see, even if we aren't consciously aware of it, these frames make a lasting impression.
We as consumers of film often get so wrapped up in the overall plot/performance that we don't give the cinematography proper credit. The way a shot is framed is very carefully thought out by good directors and serves a purpose, even if it's not explicit.