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>Would anyone care to comment: Was Tony Richardson's TOM JONES the first
>instance of hand-held camera shots in a major theatrical film?
 
It depends what you mean by "major theatrical film," Mylan.
 
There are handheld shots as early as Abel Gance's NAPOLEON (1927) and,
moreover, the hand-held work in TOM JONES (1963) was probably inspired, in
part, by the French New Wave films of a few years previous.
 
Regards,
 
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