The Late Movies: Famous Tracking Shots

Mario Marsicano

In motion picture terminology, a tracking shot is a single continuous shot made with a camera moving along the ground, following the movements of the subject. Why this topic? Because I just watched Goodfellas for the 400th time, and there's a famous one midway through the movie.

The Player

Touch of Evil

Strange Days (audio NSFW)

Breaking News

Kill Bill

Snake Eyes (2:40)

Boogie Nights (audio has been changed)


Here's that Goodfellas tracking shot I mentioned.

Mallrats (alternate opening)

And we'll end with this rather slow alternate opening to Mallrats. What other tracking shots do you remember?

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