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  • #16
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    Hey! Why don't they list that amazing shot in BOUND FOR GLORY that goes from a crane shot to a tracking shot without a cut? That was an amazing shot.

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    • #17
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      Originally posted by wcmartell View Post
      Hey! Why don't they list that amazing shot in BOUND FOR GLORY that goes from a crane shot to a tracking shot without a cut? That was an amazing shot.

      - Bill
      Three posts above you, mate.

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      • #18
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        Yeah, saw it after I posted. I knew I should have been farting around online instead of working on my spec!

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        • #19
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          It wasn't long, but this one was nicely done - the scene in 'The Sixth Sense' where we follow Cole's mother out of the room for a moment, then discover that every drawer in the room has been opened in the few moments when we were following her.

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          • #20
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            I just saw ATONEMENT. Not only one of the best films of the year, but features an amazing tracking shot.
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            • #21
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              No mention of Hitch's ROPE?

              EDIT: Oh, I see it's mentioned in the blurb about The Player in the article.

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              • #22
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                Opening shot of (the orginal) Cape Fear. Love it.

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                • #23
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                  Someone already mentioned DePalma's films in general but MISSION TO MARS has a nice (CGI-assisted) opening credit sequence.

                  The original HALLOWEEN's opening POV is pretty good, too.

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                  • #24
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                    I remember John Woo's Hard Boiled having a long action tracking shot inside a hospital.
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                    • #25
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                      Kill Bill Vol 1

                      The opening tracking scene following O-Ren Ishii's henchmen and women in the club against the Crazy 88's. Brilliant!


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                      • #26
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                        JAWS, when Brody's walking the beach on the 4th of July. Hears the girl on the pond bridge screaming about the shark in the estuary. We track him, faster and faster, as his pace increases with urgency. He knows his son's in the pond.

                        Maybe not "the best tracking shot in film", but one that powerfully serves a dramatic purpose.

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                        • #27
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                          That moved me as well. Makes me yearn for the old Steven
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                          • #28
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                            My problem with sustained tracking shots is that if I notice them, it takes me out of the movie and abruptly all I'm watching is some damned 5-minute stunt shot, not the narrative it's supposed to be conveying.

                            But the ones that I don't notice 'til I rewatch the movie, those are generally gold.
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                            • #29
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                              Didn't FULL METAL JACKET have an amazing tracking shot near the end when they're running through the rubble at night?

                              I think SAVING PRIVATE RYAN also had a good one.
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                              • #30
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                                The Wild Bunch the tracking shot of Pike and the guys walking on their way to the ending. The most bad-ass Western gunfight ever filmed.
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