Can someone explain this scene from the Office US for me?
in s3 e5 (i think its called the initiation)
Ryan has taken over jim s position, and dwight takes him out for a salesman initiation followed by his first ever sales call. When they get to the building, the camera pans up to where the sign of the name of the building is; "Axlerod LTD"
the camera pans up to it kinda unecessarily, and holds it for longer than necessary, and pans back to it again when they leave, in the way shows/film does when you re supposed to notice something or it s giving you time to pick up on a joke (like it lingers on pam s face after she s talked to jim so we can see how much she misses him or zooms in om creed doing something weird etc etc) but idk what the joke is?
Like, is there something in missing? Like some context? Is it something referenced prior in the show that ive missed, is it something that means something in america/to americans (im not) or? Im just confused
I don't remember the scene specifically (it's been years since I saw the show), but the way you describe it, I think you're reading too much into it. It sounds like they panned up to it, waited, and then immediately showed Dwight and Ryan leaving. In other words, they decided that what happened inside wasn't going to be dramatized, just referenced via exposition later. The pan and hold was to suggest the passage of time, not to imply that it was a joke you were supposed to get.
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