Million Dollar Baby
Posted 07 March 2005 - 02:54 AM
One shot blew me away because of its sheer audacity, I'm assuming it was a Tom Stern call: about 10 minutes into the film, Steve does a crane step-off outside the gym and walks inside. The transition from exterior to interior is achieved with what looks like a good 5-stop iris pull, with none of the usual tricks to hide it; it's just a straight driving shot that opens up like a camcorder on auto iris. And wouldn't you know it, it works fine--it just takes a lot of balls to pull something like that off, I think.
Posted 07 March 2005 - 04:56 AM
Posted 07 March 2005 - 04:18 PM
Posted 12 March 2005 - 10:56 PM
I just saw the film today, as a matter of fact. That iris pull is beyond gutsy and yet it works and doesn't disturb the feeling. Hell of a piece of work, the whole film. Elegant focus pulling as well, with what appears sometimes to have been bitchin' iris marks.