Scorsese’s Steadicam

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Martin Scorsese’s films have a visual muscularity to them, and his use of the Steadicam is peerless in its virtuosity. Scorsese’s Steadicam swirls and swoops across time and space, mimicking the human eye — as well as operating as an omniscient presence. This video essay appraises the shots across his filmography that thrill us with their balletic gracefulness.

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