I love the scene in Onibaba when she finally... actually I won't say cos it spoils it... really creepy in context. I think I've mentioned it before but hopefully not in this thread.
Actor Maria Schneider’s death yesterday brought to mind a film she starred in with Jack Nicholson in 1975: Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger. Like all of Antonioni’s films, The Passenger uses space, emptiness and architecture to create a sense of spiritual longing in an existential void. The film’s final scene is considered to be one of the great cinematic achievements in the history of the medium—a seamless tracking shot that moves through a gated window enters a courtyard and does a 180 pan and returns to the window from the opposite point of view from which it left, no edits. It was quite some time after the film was released that the method in which it was done became known to film buffs who had been baffled by Antonioni’s seemingly impossible feat. The definitive description of the seven minute long scene
Agh, another gem. The framing throughout is exquisite eg the desert-y sections. Perfection.Speaking of "how do they do it?" type shots there is the famous one at the end of The Passenger (love that film) which I'm sure has been mentioned on this forum but probably not for ten years or so which I think means I can mention it again.