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Saturday, January 15, 2022
EDITOR TWEETS ENTHUSIASMS FOR 'CARLITO'S WAY'
ON FRIDAY NIGHT, VASHI NEDOMANSKY SHARED SIX VIDEO EXAMPLES OF DE PALMA'S VISUAL TECHNIQUE
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"Gorgeous 60-second 'table-top' 360-degree shot crafted by cinematographer Stephen H. Burum for Brian De Palma," film editor Vashi Nedomansky tweeted Friday night along with a video clip of the shot. "Important story point is shared while showcasing the beautiful set design, staging and lighting." Nedomansky is a former pro hockey player who has been editing film and television features for over a decade. As well as editing features such as David Zucker's An American Carol and TV movies such as Sharknado 2: The Second One, among others, he was an editing consultant on David Fincher's Gone Girl and Tim Miller's Deadpool.

Following up Friday's initial tweet about the 360-degree shot, Nedomansky posted five more video clips from the film, each with its own comment, beginning with a "SPLIT DIOPTER ALERT! 5 examples of Brian De Palma's well-embraced visual storytelling technique in Carlito's Way (1993)." He followed that with a clip of the film's shot near the beginning, which moves from the ceiling fluorescents down to Gail, medics, and police, turning upside down and then moving to show Carlito on the stretcher. "I don't even want to know how they did this shot," Nedomansky wrote. "Just want to appreciate its powerful effect..."

Going back to the scene that had the 360-degree shot above, Nedomansky then tweeted a clip foucusing on Carlito's reactions to the conversation around the table. Nedomansky imagined the brief working conversation between De Palma and Burum:

De Palma: Let give Pacino a nice push-in.
DP Stephen H. Burum: I got this.

From there, Nedomansky moved on to "The 125-second 'oner' at Grand Central Station," which, he added "was filmed by Steadicam operator Larry McConkey. De Palma shot 28 takes of the scene and used take 26 in the final film. It was shot without sound so De Palma could yell out instructions to cast and crew."

Nedomansky concluded the series of clips with a beauty: Carlito holding a trash can lid over his head in the rain as he spies Gail with her ballet class through windows across the way. "Carlito tries to reconnect with Gail after 5 years in jail," Nedomansky tweeted. "A beautiful moment as both characters finish the scene with mirrored body poses via a perfect match cut. Subtle and emotional as fuck."


Posted by Geoff at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:06 AM CST
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Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 2:04 PM CST

Name: "Harry Georgatos "

DePalma had said with CARLITOS WAY and MISSON:IMPOSSIBLE this is what you get when studios give you all the tools to work in the playground.  I miss the director of the '70s into the '80s and early 90s. 

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