From John Ford’s The Searchers. One of the key shots from one of the greatest Hollywood films. The secret connection between little Debbie and Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) is never more clear than in this shot. Ethan enters at the back of the room, and as he walks closer to Debbie, the camera tracks in, until finally he has placed his hands on the back of her chair. He is wearing a red shirt, and she has red ribbons in her hair, as well as red on both her handkerchief and top. If the prior gestures between these two characters weren’t enough to suggest a father/daughter relationship, then surely this emphatic masterpiece of a shot is.