Wednesday, April 11, 2012
In recent years, the extreme closeup has been the go-to shot in movies and even in TV.
I don't understand why seeing the age spots, nose hairs, pores, and less than perfect teeth of actors is a good thing.
Perhaps long shots are passe but why the extreme closeup so often?
Do we need such proximity to a character to believe in them? Does it feel more intimate to you or too intimate to you?