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May 16, 2012 11:42 AM   Subscribe

Breaking Bad POV. Wes Anderson From Above. Tarantino From Below. Aronofsky for Your Ears.

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posted by gwint (24 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like the Breaking Bad one. You can tell they're doing it with a sense of humour.

When I was in film school in the 90's there was this pack of guys in my year who worshipped Tarantino. Every one of them had that cheesy 1992 goatee. And in every single one of their films, without fail, there was that POV-from-inside-the-trunk shot of a guy (usually in a suit) opening the trunk.
posted by chococat at 11:49 AM on May 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


I love the Breaking Bad POV shot where Jesse's cracking eggs into a pan, and then it cuts to a different angle and he's just straight up using a glass pan like wtf.
posted by jason_steakums at 11:51 AM on May 16, 2012


The Aronofsky one is mostly just from Requiem for a Dream with a bit of Pi thrown in.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:53 AM on May 16, 2012


The Breaking Bad shovel cam was the first time I was like, now they are just fucking around.
posted by Falconetti at 12:18 PM on May 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Beautiful! Yeah, not a fan of the shovel cam, but that roomba was hilariously unexpected.

The Aronofsky one is mostly just from Requiem for a Dream with a bit of Pi thrown in.

Yeah, I started tweaking just 30 seconds into watching the thing. When I think of the sounds of Aronofsky, I think of Clint Mansell, which would be a much, much longer compilation. Tarantino's was fantastic, although I'm a bit partial towards that Salyu piece and it would probably make even the Hamster Dance look poignant. I just find the shots from below so engaging of the audience, whereas Anderson's shots are engaging with the opposite angle, they create this empathetic bond between you and the characters. Still don't like Rushmore, though, sorry Wes.
posted by Sayuri. at 12:27 PM on May 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


> The Breaking Bad shovel cam was the first time I was like, now they are just fucking around.

This was discussed at great length on AMC's Breaking Bad forum. I like it because it has the effect of capturing the viewer's attention, much like what Jesse was trying to do with that tweaker to distract him.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:28 PM on May 16, 2012


That shovel-cam brought out this Pavlovian response in me to yell Tucker! over and over again.
posted by angrycat at 12:31 PM on May 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


If Django Unchained does not have a shot from inside a saddle bag I'll be very dissapointed
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:33 PM on May 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


nice post, awesome crediting of source
posted by C.A.S. at 12:38 PM on May 16, 2012


Sigh. Is there some magic way of getting the "new and improved" Vimeo to work?
posted by Sys Rq at 1:12 PM on May 16, 2012


If Django Unchained does not have a shot from inside a saddle bag I'll be very dissapointed

Camera in the barrel of Gatling gun that springs out of a coffin.
posted by Artw at 1:14 PM on May 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I started tweaking just 30 seconds into watching the thing.

I think I said it here before, somewhere, but through happenstance I watched Requiem for a Dream ten times in one week once, and now I am invincible.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:15 PM on May 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


Never mind. It was the Ad Blocker.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:36 PM on May 16, 2012


Still don't like Rushmore, though, sorry Wes.

I... I... er...

I don't even know what to say.
posted by Edison Carter at 2:31 PM on May 16, 2012


Here's the full Roomba scene from Breaking Bad.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:03 PM on May 16, 2012


Having never seen Breaking Bad I can only assume it is a series about putting objects into containers and then removing them.
posted by mhjb at 3:12 PM on May 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Having never seen Breaking Bad I can only assume it is a series about putting objects into containers and then removing them.

They're minerals, Marie!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:23 PM on May 16, 2012 [8 favorites]


Related: Spike Lee Dolly
posted by buriednexttoyou at 3:28 PM on May 16, 2012


> When I was in film school in the 90's there was this pack of guys in my year who worshipped Tarantino.

Unless we went to the same school, you may rest assured this was a common phenomenon. Oh, the snappy dialogue. The snappy, edgy dialogue.
posted by The Card Cheat at 3:32 PM on May 16, 2012


I don't suppose anyone's made one of these for the Coen brothers?
posted by harriet vane at 7:22 AM on May 17, 2012


I don't even know what to say.

:( I am disappointed in me, too. Although, given your, and everyone else's, reaction, I will give it another try. I do adore Zissou, though, does that make things less sad?

I don't suppose anyone's made one of these for the Coen brothers?

THIS! What would the style be, though? Expansive simple landscape shots, or something more interesting?
posted by Sayuri. at 2:29 PM on May 17, 2012


Here's the full Roomba scene from Breaking Bad.

Little guy had his work cut out for him!
posted by Sayuri. at 2:31 PM on May 17, 2012


For the Coens, maybe white lines of a road going by. I feel like that shot is in a lot of their movies, although I could be wrong.
posted by harriet vane at 10:08 PM on May 17, 2012


For the Coens, maybe white lines of a road going by.

Many years ago I remember the BBC's Film program doing this for David Lynch's films ending with the lines crawling by for The Straight Story. This was after they had interviewed Lynch, who claimed, with a bit of a twinkle in his eye, that the latter was not an ironic homage to his earlier shots 'that's how fast the lines go by!'
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:07 AM on May 18, 2012


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