Enjoy The Art of Composition in a selection of 140 Iconic Shots. Your frame is your canvas, and composition is the art of arranging objects in a frame. Discover how some technics used in a collection of iconic shots from legendary movies and have a better understanding of why items, characters are in the frame and why. Created by Comp_cam .

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  • Amazing..but i think that many scenes from Mr. Robot have to be here!!!

  • Illuminatis everywhere!

    • Indeed. Also the science fiction of the atomic bomb present.

  • Some of these lines go through the subject and some divide the frame around the subject; if the pink means anything it has to be consistent.

  • Some of the lines are placed not as what it meant to be composition dividing =.=

  • lmao always amusing when some pretentious jerk finishes an intro to film theory or photography class at the local community college and suddenly feels it makes them an expert on composition.

  • Many are really brilliant. But some are just boring straight shots. If you think hard enough, you will find patterns in almost anything. If you really want the post to mean something, you need to incorporate the “WHY” of a composition. Just including popular shots, does not make one appreciate the beauty of how much thought goes through some creative minds before finally making it to the screen. Please explain the diagonal lines and the vertical lines that divide two opposing characters in a frame. What do they have to do? And if so many film makers do this again and again, I don’t think there’s anything great about it.

  • Some Iconic shots indeed but overall quite a disappointing selection, not a single picture from men like
    Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Richard Laughton, Ford, Takeshi Kitano, Sergio Leone, those directors are masters of composition. Instead a lot of random rule of thirds, and dull straight or symetric shots, and too much Kill Bill.

  • Long story short: You can always trace lines dividing a frame into something you want to. There’ll be always a theory supporting any line you make on any canvas.