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Term: Medium Long Shot

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In this type of shot, the subject is usually shown from the knees up. The subject and surroundings thus have roughly equal importance. A special form of this shot is called the “plain américain”: In Westerns, the cowboys are often shown from the thighs up, in order to show the weapons on their belts. 

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