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on 27 Jan 2009 09:58

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1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)
Handheld camera technique actually works in showing the chaos of the situation.

People who added this item 2793  Average listal rating (1850 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.4 
2. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
I have only seen bits and pieces of this movie but enough to know that I don't want to see it - too much hand-held shaky cam "goodness".

People who added this item 3004  Average listal rating (1983 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
3. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
~ This was the first time watching a movie gave me a migraine - from the changing focus of shots, shaky cam action in the fight and chase scenes - it's no wonder I gave this movie 2 points.

More suited for the small screen.

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People who added this item 6461  Average listal rating (4374 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
4. Batman Begins (2005)
A number of action sequences were so shaky as to be barely discernible but did not detract from my enjoyment of the overall movie.

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People who added this item 3878  Average listal rating (2626 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
5. Transformers (2007)
As fun as it was to see the robots in action, I was disappointed that I couldn't appreciate the effects more because of how jittery the camera was.


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People who added this item 2597  Average listal rating (1642 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
6. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Though not as jittery as Supremacy, I still found myself turning away from time to time because the camera movements were too painful on my eyes.

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People who added this item 2211  Average listal rating (1496 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
7. Cloverfield (2008)
Finally saw this and yes there is a lot of shaky camera effects but since I watched it on TV I wasn't bothered much by it. But I'm guessing on the big screen it wouldn't have had a magnifying effect comparable to The Bourne Supremacy.

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People who added this item 454  Average listal rating (311 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
8. Never Back Down (2008)
The director used pen cameras to give the audience an idea on how it feels to be in the ring.

People who added this item 4225  Average listal rating (2872 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
9. Iron Man (2008)
The scene where Tony Stark's convoy gets shot at is an example of shaky camera that actually works. It keeps you in the moment, not takes you out of it.

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People who added this item 1998  Average listal rating (1315 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
10. Quantum of Solace (2008)
I wasn't bothered by the shaky cam in this movie - it seemed to fit the tone and the situation.

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People who added this item 1956  Average listal rating (1266 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
11. The Hurt Locker (2008)
The use of shaky cam works most of the time.

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People who added this item 1826  Average listal rating (1185 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.7 
12. Terminator: Salvation (2009)
As with Transformers, there were a number of sequences designed to make you feel like you were part of the action. Slightly bothersome.

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People who added this item 954  Average listal rating (625 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.8 
13. Gamer (2009)
If only the camera followed the person's point of view instead of being jostled all over the place. There's no time to rest your eyes.

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People who added this item 411  Average listal rating (255 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.6 
14. The Last Exorcism (2010)
With the exception of the ending, I barely noticed the hand-held nature of this film.

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People who added this item 651  Average listal rating (444 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
15. Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Much of the movie is scene from the point of view of the Marines but the shaky cam doesn't detract from the action or the special effects.

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People who added this item 2212  Average listal rating (1478 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
16. The Hunger Games (2012)
There was a lot of zooming in and out and hand held shakiness from time to time that was distracting.

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People who added this item 576  Average listal rating (390 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.5 
17. Babylon A.D. (2008)

People who added this item 716  Average listal rating (381 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
18. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
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People who added this item 4368  Average listal rating (2891 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
19. WALL·E (2008)
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People who added this item 608  Average listal rating (351 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 5.3 
20. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
~ They were going the Bourne Supremacy route and the jitters were noticeable even on the small screen. Ugh.

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People who added this item 1207  Average listal rating (746 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
21. Man of Steel (2013)
~ There are many moments in scenes where the edits shift from steady to shaky. My reaction: "Oh no, here's camera operator number 3".

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The Shaky Camera technique apes Cinéma vérité in order to heighten the reality of a given situation.

However there is a fine line between being a part of a movie's reality and getting a migraine or puking your guts in the cinema.

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Posted: 5 years ago at Oct 8 14:23
I may be a bit late, but spot on with this list! Mainly The Bourne Supremecy. That is one of the first times in my 26 years of watching movies I turned away because I was catching a headache.

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