Originally Posted by designprofessor
How the hell did you even get through it without vomitting, with all that camera motion. If that's some stunt to lend gritty realism to the film, it doesn't work. Its merely distracting and makes me toss my junior mints!
shaky-cam is, i agree, rubbish. but it makes more sense in a cinema rather than on a telly, making the film more of an 'experience' (quote above) i suppose. i don't remeber irreversible being all that shaky though, the film that really springs to mind in this respect is the bourne supremacy (paul greengrass), the barrage of movement and rapid cuts completely drowned out any other qualities the film had.
i think it was recently popularised by NYPD blue (i say recently, i mena in the last decade or so). another good example is roger dodger, my girlfriend stopped watching after 15 mins just because of the constantly movign camera, it's like watching it really drunk (a good film though)