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The Killing by Stanley Kurbrick 1956 is a crime thriller with a twist An ex-con by the name of Johnny Clay has planned the perfect robbery He uses inside men and various well timed distractions so he can clean out the local racetracks money office only to succeed and lose it all at the endThe setting of shot one is an outside racetrack In this wide shot ws frame The subjects are placed screen center The horses and Jocks are at the starting gate The bell rings and the gates open The horses begin to make their way around the track As they move the camera follows panning from the right to the left making the wide shot ws into a long shot ls In the back ground the cheering people in the stands of the race track rise to their feet in excitement as the announcer reports on the race diegetic soundThe first shot is brightly lit by the daylight There is some glare from the sun as the camera pans from right to left The first cut occurs during the pan as the horses make their way around the trackThe second shot is located inside the racetrack The shot begins as a wide shot as Marvin Unger enters the extremely large room The camera continues to shoot dolling from left to right as Marvin walks through the room middle ground making the wide shot to a medium shotMarvin passes the cashiers booth people in the background as well as people in the foreground A spectator can see soft cast-shadows along the back walls as well as on Marvins face as he walks in and out of light and dark areas of the room Sunlight seems to be coming from the large windows of the race track causing shadowsA narrator non-diegetic reveals to the audience that Marvin has no real interest in the race taking place at that time So one would wonder
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