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:


  1. 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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