Right now, it seems like the major technological discussions in the entertainment industry primarily revolve around presentation. Whether it be the debate between film vs digital, or the tries at presenting a new movie in a higher frame rate, rather than the traditional 24fps, that both Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movie trilogy and Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk have used in recent years. With CGI effects looking better than they ever have before, and just being continuously upgraded every year, it seems like the conversation has changed more and more from what a film looks like, to how we’re being shown it.
One of the more remarkable aspects of going back and watching films from decades ago, to even more recent titles from the 21st Century though, is how easily you’re able to see the more practical stunts and effects in films being gradually fine-tuned into the cutting-edge techniques they’re being done with nowadays.
A brand new video from All 4 highlights just that evolution throughout the years as well, with high-profile stuntman Damien Walters running on a track and paying homage to a number of well-known techniques used to pull off some of the more iconic movie stunts in history. For true cinema lovers out there, there’s more than a few direct homages included too.