Might wanna turn the volume down if you're gonna watch this entire video. There are abrupt loud sounds here and there.
Anyways, skip to 2:50 of the video and you should see the main character, Ben Braddock, running towards the camera on the sidewalk. Excuse the poor quality of the video. He's running, but it initially seems like he's going nowhere. This is the final scene from The Graduate where Ben is trying to get to his lover to stop her from marrying another man. It can be a bit intense because we're not sure whether or not he'll make it in time.
EDIT: So apparently they used telephoto lens, not wide angle. My bad.
Using wide-angle lens, Ben is made to look smaller and at a distance. The reading mentions that "The perceived speed with which an object moves
toward or away from the camera along the z-axis is greatly determined by the
focal length of the zoom lens position." I'm not sure how to explain the z-axis like my calc teachers did, but I'm sure you all know what it is. Wide-angle lens have a shorter focal length, which makes objects in the background appear to be much further away than they really are. The reading also mentions that the lens exaggerates the speed of the object which is moving. As you can see in the clip, Ben doesn't look like he's moving much at all.