Long, isn’t it?
The long-take opening shot from E.A. Dupont’s fascinating CAPE FORLORN, about which more imminently.
It’s a remarkable feat — and, given the primitive sound technology of the time, a pretty good job of developing atmosphere.
Alfred Junge did the production design — love the cardboard fern at the start — not sure which of the three cinematographers is responsible, but Jack Cox had worked with Hitchcock.
I’ve thrown in a bit of the following shot too, for context, and because I’m fascinated by the first actress who speaks. Does anyone know who she is? IMDb and the film’s own credits are silent on this matter. The actress on the right is Fay Compton, owner of the house in THE HAUNTING and Emilia in Welles’ OTHELLO, an actress I always enjoy.
Full write-up shortly.