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On 5/16/96, Thomas Mooney wrote:
 
>Hi; my need is this: I'm compiling a sequence using increasingly rapid
>motion - I start with a segment from Solaris, where there is a first person
>view as a car drives through a tunnel etc., where the camera view is the
>direct vantage point, experiencing the motion.  I'm also thinking of shots
>such as in Star Wars where the Millenium Falcon jumps into hyperspace (the
>stars blurring, etc.) - can anyone provide me with similar instances,
>particularly involve dark spaces and streaking lights going by; the faster
>the better - or timelapse shots [from car windows, or bikes, or trains] in
>the first person, as it were?  Thanks.
>
Jean-Luc Godard's ALPHAVILLE has detective Lemmy Caution driving to another
galaxy with streetlamps reflected in the hood and the windshield of his
car.  Everything around the car is otherwise dark (the film is in black and
white).
 
Theb best example, though, is probably the penultimate section of Stanley
Kubrick's 2001 where the astronaut Bowman goes through the monolith and
zooms through the cosmos (shot presumably mainly but not entirely from his
point of view).
 
In 1977, Claude Lelouch made a short entitled RENDEZVOUS in which he raced
through early morning Paris with the camera mounted on the front of his GTB
Ferrari.
 
--Richard J. Leskosky
 
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Unit for Cinema Studies                   University of Illinois
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                                                         Urbana, Illinois
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