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Best forward-moving shots?

A friend is looking for excellent fast forward-moving shots for a paper he's writing. Sonnenfeld and the Coens did it a lot. Examples of what he means:


The Evil Dead roaming camera

The big forward-moving shot that ends up in a screaming mouth in Raising Arizona

The Naked Gun's opening credits, driving around from the car's POV

Fight Club's and Panic Room's big "ooh, let's see all this" shots (many of which were computer-enhanced)

Camera moves forward and hits Anna Faris in the head from Scary Movie

Camera moves over Paris and glides into Ewan McGregor's apartment in Moulin Rouge

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves's "arrow-cam"

Danny riding down the halls on his big wheel in THE SHINING

The intro to Narc where Tellis chasing a suspect from Tellis' POV


He's not looking for any slow steadicam shots... nothing like Goodfellas or Russian Ark...
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Three Kings.. explanation of a gun shot. Now overused in CSI.
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Originally posted by devilshalo
Three Kings.. explanation of a gun shot. Now overused in CSI.
Oooh! I left that out. Good one.

Then again, maybe I just love seeing Marky Mark get shot.
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"arrow cam" , only this time by legolas in lord of the rings, FOTR

(he might not want to use a repeat though)
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Men in Black, the opening scene with the bug.
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How about in reverse? Frenzy.
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Originally posted by Groucho
How about in reverse? Frenzy.
In reverse... I would say the opening to Contact or the closing to MIB.
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Matrix Reloaded.

The camera acting as Neo as he comes down into the city then the highway where the fight is taking place on the top of the Semi Truck

Run Lola Run

Starts with an aerial shot of the city, then moves down incredibly fast, into her window and in front of her face as the phone rings.
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My favorite shots are PTA's in the opening to Boogie Nights or Magnolia.. Boogie Nights is one long steadi-cam shot while Magnolia has some carefully hidden cuts within to make it seem like a seamless shot.
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Does the scene in Stargate where they enter the "time portal ring" thingy and it seems like a fast rollercoaster count?
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Originally posted by cross
Does the scene in Stargate where they enter the "time portal ring" thingy and it seems like a fast rollercoaster count?
If you count that in, then I'll pick
Spoiler:
the wormhole
in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Tenebre. The shot which has the camera revolving all around the house (including peeking in windows to see what's going on in the house) before finally going in and watching the reporter getting murdered.
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When I read the topic title I thought "The Shining" -

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