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"Greatest long tracking shots in Cinema"


          

I didn't see this here, so I'm posting it. If I missed it, sorry. I searched. But it seemed like something that would have popped up immediately.

This guy has assembled a list of one of our favorite subjects: the greatest long tracking shots in movie history. He's even included YouTube clips where available.

http://dailyfilmdose.blogspot.com/2007/05/long-take.html

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The Protector
May 16th 2007
1
That's the first time I've seen that clip. Holy mother of God.
May 16th 2007
2
RE: That's the first time I've seen that clip. Holy mother of God.
May 16th 2007
5
      He was beating PURE FUCK out of niggas EVERYWHERE.
May 16th 2007
6
dude was going straight final fight on them n/m
May 18th 2007
26
when he throws that dude off the balcony !!!!! scene is nuts
May 20th 2007
33
Touch of Evil
May 16th 2007
3
^^^This one wins
May 17th 2007
15
yee
May 17th 2007
19
Provided we aren't talking about the original cut with the credits
May 17th 2007
24
The Trial has a beautiful one too n/m
May 18th 2007
25
'Weekend' opening car traffic shot is definitely up there for me. n/m
May 16th 2007
4
RE: Greatest long tracking shots in Cinema
May 16th 2007
7
Children of Men car chase
May 16th 2007
8
the ping pong ball looks cgi to me
May 17th 2007
9
      i thought so too... at first
May 17th 2007
10
war scene in children of men
May 17th 2007
11
RE: war scene in children of men
May 17th 2007
14
      Yeah, they kind of cheated with that one
May 17th 2007
16
I am Cuba
May 17th 2007
12
which one?
May 17th 2007
23
Danny Pedaling in the Hall--The Shining
May 17th 2007
13
The hallway fight in "Old Boy"
May 17th 2007
17
The opening shot in "The Player"
May 17th 2007
18
Yup.
May 17th 2007
20
Nostalghia
May 17th 2007
21
400 blows
May 17th 2007
22
I forgot about Oldboy!!!
May 18th 2007
27
I won't be flamed for suggesting
May 19th 2007
28
Breaking News, hands down.
May 20th 2007
29
The closing shot of Electra Glide in Blue (SPOILER)
May 20th 2007
30
co-fuckin'-sign n/m
May 20th 2007
32
hardboiled still gets me everytime i watch it.
May 20th 2007
31

The Rapture7
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1. "The Protector"
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2. "That's the first time I've seen that clip. Holy mother of God."
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The sheer logistics alone are mindboggling. Absolutely incredible.

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5. "RE: That's the first time I've seen that clip. Holy mother of God."
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>The sheer logistics alone are mindboggling. Absolutely
>incredible.

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The Rapture7
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6. "He was beating PURE FUCK out of niggas EVERYWHERE."
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AND they never took the camera off him.

Logistics.

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26. "dude was going straight final fight on them n/m"
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33. "when he throws that dude off the balcony !!!!! scene is nuts"
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3. "Touch of Evil"
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One of the first and a great shot.

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15. "^^^This one wins"
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A perfect shot.

  

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19. "yee"
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24. "Provided we aren't talking about the original cut with the credits"
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25. "The Trial has a beautiful one too n/m"
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4. "'Weekend' opening car traffic shot is definitely up there for me. n/m"
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7. "RE: Greatest long tracking shots in Cinema"
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Nice to see Strange Days get some shine.

  

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beatsociety
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8. "Children of Men car chase"
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12 minutes from top to toe...
even though i didnt quite realize it when i first saw it, i KNEW there was something unique about that scene.

not to mention the fact that they show-boated it by adding the ping pong balls...

  

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9. "the ping pong ball looks cgi to me"
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i assumed it was, but couldn't figure out how they did it. if not, that's bananas.

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beatsociety
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10. "i thought so too... at first"
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but considering all the other hoops they jumped through to make that scene, cgi seems like cheating.

  

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11. "war scene in children of men"
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14. "RE: war scene in children of men"
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I read somewhere that it was 3 scenes spliced together. It was in an interview with the film editor.

  

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16. "Yeah, they kind of cheated with that one"
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But that happens pretty often with long tracking shots in this day and age.

  

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12. "I am Cuba"
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That's all I got.

  

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23. "which one?"
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I'm guessing you mean the rooftop-to-pool sequence, but there are at least twenty throughout the whole thing.

I talked about it in this post

http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=6&topic_id=280304&mesg_id=280304&listing_type=search

But the funeral procession section is probably my runner-up (if not number one--beyond simply camera movement it has some great individual shots).

  

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13. "Danny Pedaling in the Hall--The Shining"
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That was probably a top five tracking shot IMO. It's probably one of the best examples of actually building a lot of suspense and horror without relying on a cheap scare.



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17. "The hallway fight in "Old Boy""
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Even though the knife is CGI, it's pretty f-ing great.

  

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18. "The opening shot in "The Player""
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Nice touch to have Fred Ward and the other guy (forget who plays him) walking back and forth discussing great long-tracking shots in cinema.

  

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20. "Yup."
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that shot goes into two or three different buildings, moves into offices, pans out...is on a crane....plus all the characters, actions, and movement involved in that shot.

that must have taken weeks to get just right.

imagine being an extra and fucking up the shot right at the end...you would be blacklisted for life

that's one of the main things i remember about that movie.

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21. "Nostalghia"
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Great because it is the farthest thing from showing off imaginable. A long tracking shot that integrates powerfully with the story.

So good I won't even describe it for those who haven't seen it. For those who have: the candle.

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22. "400 blows"
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Suprised no one mentioned that.

  

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27. "I forgot about Oldboy!!!"
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Which also happens to also be my favorite action sequence.

  

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28. "I won't be flamed for suggesting"
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"Why Do Fools Fall in Love" as an Honorable Mention, will I?

A five-minute shot that goes from one era of time to another, and still manages to include two musical performances and character exposition is no small feat.

  

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29. "Breaking News, hands down."
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the most amazing thing in that shot, that you rarely see in other tracking shots, is that the camera is CONSTANTLY moving across every square inch of that block. Its stunning how To moves the camera in/out/pans/tilts/zooms/tracks/etc... pretty much every filming technique is employed, and he does it for 7-something minutes straight!

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30. "The closing shot of Electra Glide in Blue (SPOILER)"
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Barely remember the movie itself, but I almost always catch that final slow tracking shot away from Robert Blake's lifeless body in the middle of an Arizona highway, as James William Guercio's "Tell Me" plays on the soundtrack

Shot by Conrad Hall

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32. "co-fuckin'-sign n/m"
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31. "hardboiled still gets me everytime i watch it."
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