Daily Archives: February 24, 2014

The Big Combo (HUM303)

Here’s The Big Combo (1955). It’s worth checking out as an exemplar of the film noir mode. The clip we screened in class today can be found at the 26:00 minute mark. Note the use of extreme close-up in addition to framing, figure position, etc. Susan’s face fills virtually the entire screen. What does such a shot do? What does it mean?