Where my film nerds at? The Steadicam is celebrating its 40th anniversary next month and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will be screening it's greatest hits next month.

I know you could probably do it better but I'm going to explain what a Steadicam is to everyone who might wasted their money on a sociology degree instead of a film one.

The Steadicam, invented by cinematographer Garrett Brown, is a camera stabilizing system that mechanically isolates the operator's movement, which allows for a smooth shot. 

Basically, Steadicam allows a camera (and the audience) to move fluidly through a scene.

As listed by Gothamist, you'd probably recognize its work following Danny on the Big Wheel in The Shining, Rocky's run up the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Copacabana scene in Goodfellas.

However, its debut was in Hal Ashby's 1976 Bound for Glory, which unsurprisingly won the best cinematography Oscar.

"Going Steadi" includes screenings of all of the aforementioned films and more, including Pulp Fiction, Strange Days, and Eyes Wide Shut on Christmas. You can check out the full schedule and synopsis' of each film on their website.


The films, unless otherwise noted, are all screened in 35mm at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street). 

Tickets are $10 for the general public unless you're a Film Society member, a student, or a senior– then you can get them for $7. They go on sale Thursday, December 1st.


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[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Tested.com]