CINEMATOGRAPHY: Running Around in the Forbidden City (THE LAST EMPEROR)

If you think about it, a good deal of our time watching movies is spent outside of dialogue or key action sequences: walking, running, driving, or some variation of it.
These moments of transition may seem like filler but actually create the stage for some iconic shots in classic films.
I cut together scenes from The Last Emperor to illustrate different ways of shooting the same thing.
Warning: spoilers ahead!