Shot of the week – The Adjustment Bureau

Having watched George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau again I was struck by one shot in particular. In the first half of the film we often find Matt Damon’s New York politician by himself, contemplating his future and his past. Without a family to lean on for support, he finds himself relying on his political rallies for it.

I like this shot, it says a lot about Norris in a very simple tracking shot. In what is a most humbling moment for him (losing a race for U.S Senate when he was several points ahead), he’s alone with his thoughts, amplified by the hall he’s solemnly standing in. He’s looking for someone to connect with and he finds it in the form Emily Blunt’s Elise.

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Posted on 14/08/2011, in Deep dives and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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