First up, check out a topical documentary on the state of the art – digital vs. film. Keanu Reeves produced this absolutely fascinating exploration into a very hot topic. Good on you, Neo! I believe distribution was picked up by Tribeca back in February: SIDE BY SIDE Now, from new school to old school…

I’m thinking of the zero-g sequence in – 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – in which the flight attendant walks up the wall… Was Stanley Kubrick a fan of Stanley Donen? Astaire is credited with the notion of dancing on the ceiling, but certainly the director and the designers; Cedric Gibbons and Jack Martin Smith, were the first to envision building a rotating set. ROYAL WEDDING, 1951… in the weeks to come I will try to source production stills of the camera mount. Just thinking about it makes me dizzy.

In the meantime many thanks to Galen Fott for his in depth analysis:

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  1. June 19, 2012

    Yesssss! This is a favorite and I’ve never seen the two frames side by side. Thanks for posting this. My husband will love it, too.

    • June 19, 2012

      I know! It was so interesting seeing how it was done, glad you enjoyed it.

  2. June 20, 2012

    Take away the magic and Fred still makes it look magical. That was so cool. As an aside, I am following you but I’m not getting notified of new posts. Hmm. I’ll figure it out. Probably operator error on my part.

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