In Sebastian Lelios The Wonder from 2022 the initial camera movement quite literally takes us from the film studio where the film is shot and into the world of the English nurse Elizabeth Wright in 18th century Ireland. This installment of 169 Seconds analyzes how the compositional strategies employed support the move from the bleak and flat reality of the film studio to a fictional deep space worth being lured into by using illusory depth cues as described by Bruce Block in his book The Visual Story – Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media.
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- Concept and script by Henrik Højer.
- Editing by Nikolaj Frømsdorf Bache Schou.
Works cited (according to fair use policies):
- The Wonder (2022), directed by Sebastian Lelio (available on Netflix)
- Block, Bruce (2008): The Visual Story – Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV, and Digital Media (2008), second edition. Focal Press, Burlington