What the hell is up with the spastic cinematography trend of late? If you’ve seen The Bourne Supremacy, you know what I’m talking about. Without giving away plot elements, the filming style is very herky jerky. It makes the MTV style of quick cuts look like long tracking shots, by comparison. The fight scenes and chase scenes are rendered next to impossible to follow because of this filming style.
The worst recent example of this style was the Denzel Washington flick “Man on Fire”. Combine that herky jerky shakiness with washed out colors…and you get utter crap. The filming style seemed to be what the movie was about (perhaps to “make up” for a lack of screenwriting?).
Are there movie goers out there who actually enjoy this? Do they think it “adds” something to the movie?
Strap on a stead-i-cam now and then. Use a tripod or dolly. Give me something I can actually watch without having an epileptic fit.