From the 2014 film La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast).
really liked the way this scene was filmed. The Beast remains just on
the edge of Belle’s vision, looming behind her. He’s all the more
menacing because she cannot see him clearly, and the focus on Belle’s
face not only captures her fear but means we see little more of him than
I was a bit disappointed that the film didn’t continue to present the Beast in this way, because it was so effective.
I’d love to see a whole film carry through with this approach over the course of several meals and conversations.
(More thoughts about what I’d like to see in a Beauty and the Beast film below.)