Into the series of tubes!
May 11, 2014 1:41 PM Subscribe
You know this shot: someone places a call, or plugs something in, or taps a command on their keyboard, and the camera zooms into the infrastructure for a brief effects sequence. We follow a pneumatic message across the city
in The Shadow,
and an undersea telecom cable in the opening of Trois Couleurs: Rouge
. I remember this being a thing in hacker/cyber-thriller movies of the late 1990s but can't find any examples right now. Is there a name (à la TVTropes) for this kind of shot? Can you remember other examples (all kinds of infrastructure welcome!)? I'd like to put a supercut together of this kind infrastructural adventure sequence, try to find the first of this kind, etc. Thanks for your help!
posted by deathmarch to epistemic closure to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite