Re: [Videolib] Request: Films with tracking shots of Paris.

From: Kerbel, Michael <>
Date: Tue Oct 20 2009 - 16:24:45 PDT

The film that jumps immediately to my mind is Truffaut's "The 400 Blows": shots under the opening credits. They aren't literally tracking shots but were taken from moving vehicles. Similar shots in Godard's "Breathless"
From: [] On Behalf Of Scott Spicer []
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6:55 PM
Subject: [Videolib] Request: Films with tracking shots of Paris.

Hi Everyone,

One of our fine Film Studies faculty (Italian cinema aficionado) approached me today, and asked "a weird" request (his words), if I knew of film with prime examples of tracking shots of Paris (beginning of cinema to present)? These can be anywhere in Paris, and even include aerial shots though that is apparently not technically tracking<>. I am still in the process of learning my film technique, but I told him his question was not weird and I knew of some kind folks who might be able to help. If I need further information, do inquire.

So have at it: prime film examples of Paris tracking shots.


Scott Spicer
Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian
Coordinated Educational Services
University of Minnesota Libraries
233 Walter Library 612.626.0629

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