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An OverTheShoulder shot is one of the most common shots in film and television. It frames a dialog speaker with the shoulder and back of the head of the character being spoken to. Along with the MediumTwoShot, it is one component of the OverOverTwoShot. A classic tactic for DoubleVision.

The video game trope AlwaysOverTheShoulder is named for this.
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