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This is the opening titles sequence from the French film Mesrine. It includes very clever use of split screen, multiple camera angles and rack focus. Ther film tells the story of France's most infamous criminal of the last 20 years.

Here are some examples of the use of pullback zoom. This is also known as the Vertigo Effect or the Jaws Efffect after its use by Hitchcock and Spielberg.

One of the most famous Match Cuts in film history (also called a Jump Edit) can be found in Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey.

A Dutch Angle or Canted Angle

presents the viewer with a tilted horizon. This scene from Murderers Among Us suggest that the world is not as it should be for the character walking through the ruined city.

This clip from The Golem (1915), has very interesting use of lighting and shadows. This early horror film was very innovative and influential.

See more of the film here

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