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why do directors/editors always cut away from the money shot

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Re: why do directors/editors always cut away from the money shot

are we talking about porn here?
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Re: why do directors/editors always cut away from the money shot

Originally Posted by CloverClover View Post
whenever i see a money shot,i want to savor it, but the directors/editors are always switching to 2-3 different angles of it. it could be a big explosion or something beautiful/climactic but they dont hold on it so you can let it sink in. cant think of any specific examples but i'm seeing it in many flicks, or if there is a real interesting 'subjective' shot, then instead of holding it they will quickly switch to 'objective' and it becomes boring. it makes me wonder if they even care or if they just want to go through it as fast as they can
The ending of Zabriskie Point should be right up your alley.
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Re: why do directors/editors always cut away from the money shot

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are we talking about porn here?
Its the Internet. Thats all we ever talk about.
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Re: why do directors/editors always cut away from the money shot

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
The ending of Zabriskie Point should be right up your alley.
haha yeah, that was great, antonioni never had this problem

i know 'money shot' is a phrase used in porn but it is the only way i can describe it in regular movies

ok a couple very tiny/brief examples of it, few days ago saw 'margot at the wedding' and there is a wide shot of the tree falling over on the big tent, it would've been really satisfying to keep it wide and show the whole tree fall and crush the tent in one shot, instead they cut to three different angles of it to cover the one action. the whole movie has lots of jarring/fast editing like that but IMO they could have savored that one shot and kept it wide like a calm in the storm

another even smaller example is in shutter island they get in the car and the driver looks back at them, it is a really tight/claustrophobic feeling with all the rain falling, but then it switches to a wide boring shot of the car driving away. thats a bad example since it fits with the themes of the flick of 'perspectives' but i noticed that movies are always doing that instead of savoring the atmosphere
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Re: why do directors/editors always cut away from the money shot

This is the advantage of old action movies versus newer ones. Newer action films are obsessed with the quick cutting and changing to another scene.

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