Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Soy Cuba

Who needs editing anyway.

Here are a couple of bravado camera moves from the 1964 film Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba), directed by Mikhail Kalatozov.

Clip 1 - A single shot that lasts over 3 minutes sees the camera travel through a rooftop beauty contest, down the side of the building & end up in the swimming pool.

Paul Thomas Anderson paid homage to this shot in Boogie Nights.

Clip 2 - This time the camera moves up from a funeral procession in the street through the window of a 2nd floor cigar factory and then out over the top of the procession.

Soy Cuba - clip 1

Soy Cuba - clip 2

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