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Interspersed above among stationary-camera shots of Cabiria are seven tracking shots that exemplify Giovanni Pastrone's approach to the moving camera.
The motion is slow, almost imperceptible. Scratching out a love note, a pencil might drift with such languid purpose. The tracking hypnotizes. We inch into another's trance.
A 21st century sound track—not Pastrone's—accompanies these Cabiria tracking shots.