Steve McQueen: Stagnant

In an era saturated by lavish and complex camera movements, Steve McQueen stands out for employing the static shot in crucial scenes. In this video, Jacob T. Swinney presents a series of examples demonstrating how the static shot partially defines the unique style of the director’s three feature-length films: Hunger (2008), Shame (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013).


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Steve McQueen: Style & Technique


Steve McQueen