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"Effective use of close-ups and extreme close-ups. Includes a few historically important movies and movies with inconic close-ups: * The 400 blows: Antoine looking through a metal fence - the close up emphasizes the feeling of being trapped and alone * Psycho: zooming into the drain and out of the eye after the shower scene * The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: close-up of the eyes to build tension before the three-way gunfight. * Citizen Kane: "Rosebud" * Persona: a lot of close-ups of faces * On the Waterfront: "I Coulda Been a Contender" * The Passion of Joan of Arc: the close-ups make Falconetti's emotions more intense, and also create a feeling of claustrophobia * Blue Velvet: zooming into the beetles in the opening scene; later, the severed ear, symbolizing Jeffrey Beaumont's descent into a dark underworld. The movie ends with a zoom out of Jeffrey Beaumont's own ear, after his life has gone back to normal (however, the last shots of the fence and the fireman that we saw in the beginning suggest there is still darkness lurking below, somewhere). Not included: Twin Peaks (TV series), with memorable, creepy close ups of people's mouths as they talk. Lynch uses them to create tension; here is a compilation from his films: http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/lynch/david-lynch-close-ups/"
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