A child borrows her grandmother’s magnifying glass to look at a newspaper ad for Bovril, at a watch, and then at a bird. The child shows grandma what she’s doing. The child looks next at grandma’s eye, then at a kitten.
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first close-ups in the history of film. this movie is seminal in its own right for changing the viewers perspective, both literally and figuratively. rather than simply documenting the surroundings, director expands his creative thinking and allows the viewers to take part in his nascent storytelling. could this be the beginning of narrative techniques?