Deep Focus

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Ok, so I’m going to go off on a little bit of a film geek tangent, but this shot seems so dramatic that it reminds me of a deep focus shot that they used all the time in classic films… the most famous usage of deep focus in a movie?!?

Citizen Kane of course!

Citizen Kane's famous deep focus shot that is used in absolutely every film textbook ever made (obviously copyright whomever owns the old RKO catalog at this point).

Citizen Kane’s famous deep focus shot that is used in absolutely every film textbook ever made (obviously copyright whomever owns the old RKO catalog at this point).

But seriously, if you haven’t watched Citizen Kane, you probably should since it’s always in the top movies lists… if not to only laugh at what “Rosebud” really means.

Oh, and when I was trying to find this specific clip for this post, I stumbled across this clip instead and I think it’s probably more entertaining than the actual movie is. Enjoy.

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