I am often working on ancient texts, including biblical texts, and I recently came across this in the story of Samuel's birth (Samuel the Israelite leader who anoints first Saul and then David to be king). Samuel inherits the leadership role in Israel from Eli, whose sons are identified as unfit to succeed their father not least because they abuse the women who come to make offerings at the place of worship where they officiate: "they slept with the women who served at the entrance of the tent of meeting".
Samuel's story starts with his mother, Hannah, who can't have children. She is praying to herself and Eli sees her:
Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house. In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. .. Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard.
It's cinematic writing, visual storytelling. I wouldn't have seen that if I didn't work on screenplay and photography. I might have picked up on the repeated reference to the doorway into the place of worship, but I wouldn't have seen that juxtaposition of the shots: Hannah's mouth moving silently. Eli's watching eyes. The focus in the text on her mouth moving, and then the re-emphasis, on 'lips'. The Hebrew Bible tells stories with astonishing subtlety in a handful of sentences, and you could easily miss completely this picture of Eli himself as a sexual predator. Praise be for cinematographers and photographers and praise be above all for the women who consent to work with them.