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Mounted Police Charge

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 27, 2015

Nearly an innovation. The camera here isn’t placed to capture the standard Lumièrian diagonal. They put it right in the middle of the road! A little bit of more than just movie suspense accrues. What are these horsemen going to do now?

Well, in this case, they just pull their mounts up short. Makes sense. A bit of a let-down! Or, really interesting. Someday someone will dig a hole in that road and put the cameraman right into it. Not yet though. Still, that mounted approach and spirited arrival are still pretty exciting.