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The Coen Brother's "Miller's Crossing"

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#1 Rudy Katkic

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 11:08 PM

A general question to all who are fan's of Larry McConkey's work in Miller's Crossing. In the final "2 shot" walk and talk between Albert Finney and Gabriel Byrne is it steadicam or not? I don't think so because there is absolutely no float in the framelines. But then again its not dolly because you'd be able to see the track at some point during the tail end of their dialogue. So what the heck is it?!?

Here's wishing everyone a very happy and safe new year!

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 03:19 AM

DidnĀ“t see the movie and so I don't know how long the shot is but you can do a lot with a (large) crane and tracks.

Or use bluescreen? Walking belt)

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#3 Michael Tsimperopoulos SOC

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 08:07 AM

Yes, that's Larry. Steadicam doesn't really get any better than that.

Also, if you can find it, watch "At play in the fields of the Lord" (1991). Larry again, at his absolute best.

Happy New Year to everyone !

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#4 Charles Papert

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 04:32 AM

At my very best, a few times in my career, I might have come within sight of matching Larry's operating on an average day. But to turn that in (or better) every day? Amazing.
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