Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Player

I actually am one of those people who just don't get Robert Altman's movies. I've tried. I even worked with him years ago and he was great, but I just don't enjoy his films.
All that aside, here is the famous 8 minute crane shot from the opening of The Player. It's pretty amazing. Especially with all this talk of the 5 minute Steadicam shot from Atonement, I think it's appropriate. Just when you think it's over, they take off again. Key Grip Tony Marra told me they resurfaced the parking lot for the Titan and it's beautiful (the shot not the parking lot although it is very nice). So here it is in the video bar, performed by Dolly Grip Wayne Stroud and the unnamed grips who assisted.....

PS- I picked the video with French titles, it just adds something.

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