Film School: Panic Room (2002)

Panic Room (2002) Panic Room (2002)

How an omniscient camera can be used to create suspense.

“It’s barely two minutes long, but it has 94 cuts across 73 different camera setups, and it’s still able to maintain almost perfect visual clarity and continuity.” Daniel Netzel‘s analysis of shot composition and sequencing in Panic Room (2002) reveals why director David Fincher‘s popcorn thriller was his hardest film to make:

Further Viewing

The title sequence in Panic Room utilises motion tracking in visually striking ways:

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