July 2011

This film has yielded so much influence, from Lucas' space operas to Leone's macaroni westerns (as, fittingly, the Japanese referred to them).  And today's shot is just one breathtaking moment from the old master, Akira Kurosawa, in a film packed

There are two amazing shots, both using the same technique, in this sequence from William Wyler's Funny Girl.  But I'm mostly impressed today with the man who actually shot them, Nelson Tyler. Not only did he run the camera but