Sunday, 22 September 2013

Screencap Of The Week

Cape Fear, Martin Scorsese, 1991 @1hr15m19s 

The seemingly unstoppable Max Cady (Robert De Niro) waits and dares a trembling Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) to show himself following a bungled duffing-up. 

The beauty of the composition of this shot is in the simplicity of the reveal: our vantage point allows us to experience Bowden's full terror of Cady's looming presence. Of course it would be so easy for Cady to come forward a few steps and peer behind the dumpster; the fact he hangs back and taunts the hidden Bowden makes this one of the more unsettling moments in an already highly unnerving film.