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scenes of people falling through the air
Topic by: DStarn
Posted: October 5, 2004 - 11:05 AM PDT
Last Reply: October 27, 2004 - 12:27 PM PDT

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author topic: scenes of people falling through the air
DStarn
post #1  on October 5, 2004 - 11:05 AM PDT  
I'm trying to find scenes of people falling through the air, not skydivers, just people dropping like rocks. Can anybody think of any?
Eoliano
post #2  on October 5, 2004 - 11:25 AM PDT  
> I'm trying to find scenes of people falling through the air, not skydivers, just people dropping like rocks. Can anybody think of any?

Guess who in the opening sequence of Fellini's 8
DLeonard
post #3  on October 5, 2004 - 11:55 AM PDT  
There are 2 such scenes in Hudsucker Proxy.
Eoliano
post #4  on October 5, 2004 - 12:22 PM PDT  
> There are 2 such scenes in Hudsucker Proxy.

heheh...

And how about F. Murray Abraham in Scarface...

Btw, someone needs to correct that listing because all the information is for the Howard Hawks film and not for the Brian De Palma remake.
underdog
post #5  on October 5, 2004 - 1:09 PM PDT  
> On October 5, 2004 - 12:22 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > There are 2 such scenes in Hudsucker Proxy.
>
> heheh...
>
> And how about F. Murray Abraham in Scarface...
>
> Btw, someone needs to correct that listing because all the information is for the Howard Hawks film and not for the Brian De Palma remake.
> ---------------------------------


Yeah, thanks, the Catalog Corretions Cops are on that goof now...

C
dh22
post #6  on October 5, 2004 - 1:38 PM PDT  
How about the end scenes in Die Hard and Alien 3.
Shaky
post #7  on October 5, 2004 - 3:39 PM PDT  
Does it have to be live-action, or can you include animated characters falling through the air? Haibane Renmei starts with a girl falling from the sky through the air, and she isn't skydiving.
artifex
post #8  on October 5, 2004 - 4:42 PM PDT  
> On October 5, 2004 - 11:05 AM PDT DStarn wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm trying to find scenes of people falling through the air, not skydivers, just people dropping like rocks. Can anybody think of any?
> ---------------------------------


Well, most 9/11 exploi-I mean, documentaries, probably show the people who were jumping out of the buildings.

You could also probably locate faces-of-death type videos, as well.

Why do you want this stuff?
hamano
post #9  on October 5, 2004 - 5:49 PM PDT  
Do you want them falling through the sky, with no discernible platform (a skyscraper, a bridge, a cliff) that the person fell from? Is the image disqualified if you can tell that it's a stuntperson who's obviously packing a parachute under the costume or clothing? Do you want to see the hard landing as well (Splat!)? How about a shot of a skydiver whose 'chute is defective or doesn't open... does that count?

My favorite image of someone "falling" is the last scene of Dark Star with the last surviving character "surfing" on space debris down the gravity well of a planet. Those shots Shaky mentioned of Rakka in Haibane Renmei are really cool, too. But woozy wouldn't really believe them.
artifex
post #10  on October 5, 2004 - 6:16 PM PDT  
> On October 5, 2004 - 5:49 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> My favorite image of someone "falling" is the last scene of Dark Star with the last surviving character "surfing" on space debris down the gravity well of a planet.

Talk about your Slim Pickens. :)
DStarn
post #11  on October 8, 2004 - 8:17 AM PDT  
> On October 5, 2004 - 4:42 PM PDT artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On October 5, 2004 - 11:05 AM PDT DStarn wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > I'm trying to find scenes of people falling through the air, not skydivers, just people dropping like rocks. Can anybody think of any?
> > ---------------------------------
>
>
> Well, most 9/11 exploi-I mean, documentaries, probably show the people who were jumping out of the buildings.
>
> You could also probably locate faces-of-death type videos, as well.
>
> Why do you want this stuff?
> ---------------------------------
I'm working on a project about gravity, no, I don't want buildings in view. Thanks.
DStarn
post #12  on October 8, 2004 - 8:18 AM PDT  
> On October 5, 2004 - 3:39 PM PDT Shaky wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Does it have to be live-action, or can you include animated characters falling through the air? Haibane Renmei starts with a girl falling from the sky through the air, and she isn't skydiving.
> ---------------------------------
I'd rather have live action, but this could be interesting, Thanks.
hamano
post #13  on October 8, 2004 - 8:33 AM PDT  
> > Does it have to be live-action, or can you include animated characters falling through the air? Haibane Renmei starts with a girl falling from the sky through the air, and she isn't skydiving.
> > ---------------------------------
> I'd rather have live action, but this could be interesting, Thanks.

Yeah, that scene in Haibane is the longest scene I can think of, and the most contemplative of the state of falling, I think. But it's clear from looking at the character that she's not falling in a "real" sense... Rakka's cheeks don't puff out by the force of the air rushing past her, for example, and a crow paces her for a while. The Escaflowne Movie also starts with a falling sequence... it becomes clear later that the character has wings so he's capable of flight, but until he lands on the floating airship mast he seems to be "falling"...

Oh, how about Reign of Fire? That had those anti-dragon commandos who did that free fall thing...
woozy
post #14  on October 8, 2004 - 12:45 PM PDT  
>\My favorite image of someone "falling" is the last scene of Dark Star with the last surviving character "surfing" on space debris down the gravity well of a planet. But woozy wouldn't really believe them.
> ---------------------------------

woozy's not on this thread so his opinion doesn't matter.
DLeonard
post #15  on October 8, 2004 - 2:19 PM PDT  
Oh man, no buildings.

OK, that makes it tough, but I can think of one.

The opening sequence of Moonraker.
It does involve skydiving, but the scene is mostly two characters free falling through the air.
DStarn
post #16  on October 8, 2004 - 2:30 PM PDT  
> On October 5, 2004 - 3:39 PM PDT Shaky wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Does it have to be live-action, or can you include animated characters falling through the air? Haibane Renmei starts with a girl falling from the sky through the air, and she isn't skydiving.
> ---------------------------------
I'd rather have live action, but this could be interesting, Thanks.
DStarn
post #17  on October 8, 2004 - 2:32 PM PDT  
> On October 5, 2004 - 3:39 PM PDT Shaky wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Does it have to be live-action, or can you include animated characters falling through the air? Haibane Renmei starts with a girl falling from the sky through the air, and she isn't skydiving.
> ---------------------------------
I'd rather have live action, but this could be interesting, Thanks.
DStarn
post #18  on October 8, 2004 - 2:54 PM PDT  
> On October 5, 2004 - 3:39 PM PDT Shaky wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Does it have to be live-action, or can you include animated characters falling through the air? Haibane Renmei starts with a girl falling from the sky through the air, and she isn't skydiving.
> ---------------------------------
I'd rather have live action, but this could be interesting, Thanks.
ALittlefield
post #19  on October 9, 2004 - 12:21 PM PDT  
In the 1941 cartoon THE HECKLING HARE, Bugs Bunny is chased by a dim witted dog; at the end the two of them fall off a cliff, and director Fred (later Tex) Avery stretches out the sight of the two of them falling to such an absurd length that the scene is hillarious.
oldkingcole
post #20  on October 11, 2004 - 7:24 PM PDT  
People fall through the air onto the New Jersey Turnpike in Being John Malkovich.

And Mike Baldwin falls breifly through the air of The Tall Man's planet/dimension in Phantasm.

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