Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The New York Ripper - No Ordinary Headshot

Headshots have become so cliché, there I said it. Why does every headshot have to be in the middle of the forehead as if every shooter in the movies is a skilled marksman? And now with visual effects, all you need Adobe After Effects and a couple clicks of the mouse. Sure, it's still entertaining as hell, but where's the realism? Give me Martin Scorsese's headshot in Taxi Driver over the headshots in The Departed any day of the week. Take this scene from Lucio Fulci's The New York Ripper for example of how it's done right, a headshot that would make Dario Argento jealous.

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1 comment:

Spooky Sean said...

Best part of the movie right there. Well, that and all the bizarre quacking.
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