The Basic Sequence technique uses long shots, medium shots and close-ups to create a visual continuity within the larger scene. Cut-aways and reverse angles may be added for interest or to cover errors.
The Montage technique uses a series of seemingly unrelated or discontinuous shots which, during the edit, can be assembled to tell a story.
The Mise-en-Scene technique uses a single shot, from a fixed camera position, along with character repositioning within the frame to create the elements of long shot, medium shot and close-up without moving the camera.
In this scene, Toland uses a very subtle technique to complement the reporter’s attempt to gain the confidence of Bernstein. Can you spot it? How does it serve to support the content of the scene?