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The Man Who Makes the Difference (1968)

| Documentary, Short
This MGM short film focuses on cinematographer John M. Stephens and is a promotional piece for the forthcoming 'Ice Station Zebra (1968)'. Responsible for much of the underwater and other ... See full summary »
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This MGM short film focuses on cinematographer John M. Stephens and is a promotional piece for the forthcoming 'Ice Station Zebra (1968)'. Responsible for much of the underwater and other second unit photography, Stephens is a former U.S. Navy diver who also did much of the second unit photography for 'Grand Prix (1966)'. He is noted for creating unique equipment that provide spectacular shots. Written by garykmcd

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Wow!
26 October 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Here's an amazing short film about someone you've never heard of: the man who works out how to take those traveling shots from impossible angles -- and then does it. Although nominally a promotional film for ICE STATION ZEBRA, we get to see some of the stunt work he does -- shooting skiers from head on while skiing backwards! And some of the risks that don't quite come off -- a low-level flyover shot of Lake Tahoe that has to be redone after the plane doesn't quite clear the trees afterwards. All done for five seconds of a feature, five seconds that might not make it into the picture.


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