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#1 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 07:58 PM

I just saw Jimmy Muro's "Street Trash": any movie that features a scene where the cast play a game of catch using somebodys dismembered Penis has to be worth a look:)
It makes very interesting viewing: A lot of the steadicam is very impressive. Does anybody know the backstory behind the movie? How long had he been operating before he made this movie? and did he make the movie as a specific showcase for his steadicam skills? What kind of rig was he using back then?
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#2 Anthony Hardwick

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 08:59 PM

All I know about the film is that he made it while at (or right around the time) the School For Visual Arts in NYC (S.V.A.). I don't think he'd been doing steadicam work for too long when he made the film. I saw it years ago when I was at NYU (just a few years after Jimmy was at SVA), and was impressed. It was definitely an ambitious project for a student filmmaker (or recent student filmmaker) to undertake. It was good campy fun as I recall.
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#3 Erwin Landau

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:05 PM

There is a nice article in the "American Cinematographer" (June 1987, page 84):

Steadicam Goes Creative on Low Budget

Jim Muro was the Director and Steadicam Operator on that one. He shot it with a BL and a 2C (on Steadicam) with his Model 2.

Check it out.

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#4 Erwin Landau

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 11:52 PM

Again can't post pix in General Discussion, so...

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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 01:05 AM

I had a copy of this movie at one time...pretty wacky! Lots of great camerawork and even a flying phallis!

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