How the Year’s Biggest Movies Layer in Meaning with Symbolic Composition1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Every shot in a movie communicates information the filmmakers want us to know.
They can communicate something directly or indirectly, but the best filmmakers are even able to communicate with us on a subconscious level. By learning the language of shot composition and framing, we can decode how filmmakers infuse symbolism into their imagery to give it deeper meaning.
In this post, we’ll look at several major movies and how they use this language to tell a deeper story. Let’s dive in!
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