Sunset Boulevard (1950)
When faded silent star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) returns to the studio to discuss her comeback with director DeMille, he asks her to sit in his chair and wait till he finishes his rehearsal. At that moment a microphone swings above her and disturbs her hat much to her annoyance. This is apt since it was the advent of sound that effectively ended her film career.
The French Connection (1971)
The honest cop 'Popeye' Doyle (Hackman) is tailing the refined French drug baron Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey) Charnier dines in an expensive, warm restaurant while Doyle waits in the freezing cold outside and eats bad pizza. A frustrated Doyle then pours the terrible cheap coffee he is drinking into the street . At the same moment, a waiter pours expensive coffee into Charnier's cup,immediately establishing the economic disparity between those who uphold the law and those who break it.