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Check Out the Overhead Shots in Films by Martin Scorsese (NSFW)

It’s fairly easy to recognise a film made by Martin Scorsese: there are scenes in slow motion mixed with wonderful long tracking shots. The stories are often about gangsters or corruption or New York, and you can bet De Niro or DiCaprio will be in them. Oh and his movies almost always include overhead shots — or as Jorge Luengo Ruiz, the person who stitched together this video, calls it: “God’s view”. And you know God would definitely watch Scorsese. Read More >>

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Shots by Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, Side-by-Side

It’s no secret that Stanley Kubrick first developed A.I. Artificial Intelligence and was once slated to direct the film before he passed away. Or that Kubrick put Steven Spielberg on the project, and that Kubrick and Spielberg were good friends. So it really shouldn’t be a surprise that Kubrick’s imprint is all over the movie, so much so that it’s as if Spielberg was trying to do his best Kubrick impersonation from scene to scene. Read More >>

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The Beautiful Extreme Long Shots of David Fincher

It’s interesting when a director like David Fincher decides to step away from the action and place his camera far away from the scene to capture the world from an outsider’s point of view. Those long shots can reveal the isolation of his characters and can also provide a unique view that lets us take a breath as we’re absorbing everything that’s going on. Read More >>

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Here’s Why Stanley Kubrick Was Such a Great Director

If you have some free time, watch this 20 minute dive into why Stanley Kubrick was such a master film-maker. If you don’t have some free time, make some. Channel Criswell’s look into the cinematic experience of Stanley Kubrick is so well done and so well researched that it’s absolutely worth checking out. Read More >>

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The Iconic Shots of Steven Spielberg

If you’ve ever wondered why you knew the name Steven Spielberg before you knew anything about movies, just remember how much fun you had watching his stuff. His eye for specific shots and his films’ visual style set the template for what we all enjoy. Here are 30 of his most memorable shots from each of his movies. Read More >>

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10 Amazing Movies That Should Have Been Made That You Never Got to See

Imagine John Lennon as Gollum, Paul McCartney as Frodo, Ringo as Sam and George Harrison as Gandalf. Oh, and Stanley Kubrick directing. Yes, The Beatles in The Lord of the Rings. Read More >>

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10 Tricks That Famous Movie Directors Use as Their Trademark

With some directors, you can immediately tell you're watching a movie they directed just by looking at a still frame without any context. There's a visual style they stamp on their films, a certain special effect they like, a narrative preference they utilise, basically, a trademark they have. WatchMojo came up with a list of the 10 most famous movie director trademarks in the video below. Read More >>