In this clip, we see Codex witnessing a man fall down the stairs from two different angled shots. When the camera is on her there is a low level frame as she is being filmed from below to appear as though she is at the top of the stairs. This shows her dominance in the fact that she isn’t the one stumbling all the way down the stairs but is okay and in tact at the top. Her awkwardness suggests she is uncomfortable and doesn’t know what to do in the scene but she is still the dominant character. Then the second angle is from above or as described in Yale’s angle of framing definitions, high angle framing which asserts the falling man’s smallness to emphasize the fact that he should be embarrassed for falling and is possibly weak because he should be hurt.

Of course he turns out to be a stunt man so the fall was all for show but the cinematography still suggests that he is lower than Codex as he falls to the ground. This angle choice creates a much more dramatic scene as it switches from medium close up shots of Codex to more of a long shot of Wade Wei the stuntman. The camera looks down the stairs at him on the ground presenting the railings on the left and right side of the frame to show the point of view that Codex had looking down at him.

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