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Speaking of Die Hard, American Cinematographer just posted a podcast with DP Jan De Bont, in which he goes in depth on the cinematography in that film.

http://www.theasc.com/site/podcasts/die-hard-1988-jan-de-bont-asc/

A must for any serious Die Hard fan.

Anyway, here's my choice. The opening of Marketa Lazarova. A marvel of widescreen B&W telephoto photography:

 

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Which scene were you looking for? I love this movie.

It's the scene where MacReady is outside and approaches the tarped helicopter, and the wind causes the tarp to billow, giving it a life of its own -- very eerie....

It's easy to quote clips from all the gory/crazy parts of this film, but it's the deliberate, measured pacing of these quiet scenes that charge up those moments with impact.

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