Saturday, November 24, 2007

Dolly Moves I Love

The Push In on Brody on the beach in "Jaws"
The crane shot in on the plane on Holly Hunter in "Always"
The push-in on John Wayne as he enters the hospital in "The Searchers"
The push-in on McClean after he shoots Hans in "Die Hard"
The Crane shot over the flowers in the field in "The Color Purple" (done by my friend/sometime boss Wayne Parker)
The move over the black and white tile floor in " Someone to Watch Over Me"
The saluting shot in "Empire of the Sun"
The push -in on Jimmy Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life" ( which was actually an optical effect that Capra did in a printer after he realized he needed it and didn't shoot it)
The shot in "Gone With the Wind" when Scarlett and Rhett are pushing the baby stroller down the sidewalk.
The crane shot in "Gone With the Wind" over all the Confederate wounded
The push-in on the dog as Willie leaves in "My Dog Skip" (I did that one)
The hallway shot in "Poltergeist"
The push-in on Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Dillon in the car as they reach the barricade in "Close Encounters"
The opening shot of "The Player", made on a Titan Crane with precision that boggles the mind
The crane up in "Notting Hill" when they're in the park (yes, I know and my wife makes fun of me but it gets me every time)
You will notice that a lot of these shots were made on Spielberg movies. I don't know, these are just the ones that stand out.
Added: Nov.25 @ 2:00PM- I just read over this that I wrote last night after a couple of cocktails and realized that I REALLY need a hobby.