00:01:25 – 00:01:28
The most interesting thing about this shot is not contained within the shot itself.
The most interesting thing about this shot is the transition between this shot and the one previous, or, rather, the lack thereof. In that shot, the two gloved hands were diving down toward the table to pick up some paper bills. In this shot, the hands have already picked up the bills, and are in the process of folding the stack, once, then again (showing how it got that peculiar curviness to it, incidentally).
The director has spared us the actual picking up of the bills, probably because we’ve seen so much picking up of things so far already, and he has finally figured out that we’re getting tired of it.
Praises be. Praises be.
Note that I make out at least five bills now, maybe six. It’s a fairly thick stack.