Best history movie visible crew/equipment of all time

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end of the movie when the convoy is heading back to the Pakistan Stadium, a Humvee stops briefly to allow a man to walk across the street with a child in his arms. When the shot changes and the Humvee begins driving again, a crew member or cameraman is seen inside the Humvee wearing a white shirt. All of the men who entered the Humvee were wearing fatigues.

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Troy (2004)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Achilles' ship nears the Trojan shores, Agamemnon snidely asks, "What's the fool doing? He's going to take the beach of Troy with fifty men?" At the start of the next shot, as the camera begins to pan down, on the far right, just beside a person's (who is dressed in blue) head is a metal bullhorn (ie. used to give instructions to cast/crew, and which definitely doesn't belong in this time period).

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Visible crew/equipment: In the fight scene on the stairs near the end of the movie, the camera shot looks up and there is a security camera mounted up in the corner.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the Muslim armies approach Brendan Gleason's castle there is a side shot of the Muslims army coming to a halt. You can see the marker stake with yellow tape at the top (used during production as a mark).

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Visible crew/equipment: In all the President Kennedy White House shots, you can see the boom mic peak down several times. Look for the group shots, and the boom mic will be there.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene near the beginning of the film, when the 2 brothers are fixing to leave to join the army. After the mother gives them the flag, the shot changes to the 2 brothers. You can see the boom mic and the camera in the reflection of their shiny brass buckles.

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Casino picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Robert De Niro goes to meet Joe Pesci in the desert, the whole crew is reflected on the side of the car.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the very first scene, the boom mic is very obvious at the top of the screen.

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K-19: The Widowmaker picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene at the end in the cemetery, you can clearly see the reflections of the boom mic and camera in the shiny brim of one of the guy's hats.

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300 (2006)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the camera is focused on an actors face, most of the time you can see white screens and stage lights in their eyes.

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Visible crew/equipment: The first time Hilts (Steve McQueen) is locked up, you can clearly see the edge of the wall, and to the left a stage hand moving.

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Amistad picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the President of U.S. is talking to his Secretary of State in order to replace the judge, the boom mic is visible at the top of the screen for the whole scene.

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Legend of the Red Dragon picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Li's sons is doing "pushups" on one finger while flying up into the air you see the wire attached to him.

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Glory (1989)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Shaw gets shot, he falls down. When he falls, you can see the squib wire out of his boot.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Bernstein rushes into the phone booth early in the movie, in the metal edge of the booth you can see a reflection of the camera man.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Red has the accident and the horse is trying to get on its feet there is a clear view of the stuntman's face.

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King Arthur picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Arthur is riding with his knights in the open field, there's a front shot of the cavalry line. When the camera lowers down to where we can see the legs of the horses, the trail of the camera stage is visible on the ground.

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JFK (1991)

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Visible crew/equipment: During one of the railroad men's eyewitness accounts of what he heard at the time of the assassination, for only a second on the extreme far right of the screen during the obviously re-enacted footage of the fateful motorcade, you can see just ahead and on the driver's side of the Lincoln limosuine the white sedan lead car; however, you can see it is mounted with what appears to be a boom microphone and other equipment and crew members in the car - one has a headset on.

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Hero (2002)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Broken Sword and Flying Snow are walking in the desert to the place they want to hurt themselves, the shadow of the crew is visible on Flying Snow.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the slaves roll the flaming ball down the hill, we see it strike several Roman soldiers. Look closely, they are actually stuntmen dressed in asbestos suits.

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World Trade Center picture

Visible crew/equipment: About 20 minutes in, when the group of guys exits the lift and they see the large line of people, a boom mic is reflected in the window of the Crabtree & Evelyn shop.

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The Alamo picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the background just before the final battle a number of modern day trucks can be seen on the hills.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Brad Pitt is taken prisoner by the English, he tries to escape and is thrown in prison. As the camera turns back to the door, the shadow of a microphone is visible left to the door.

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Schindler's List picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Schindler and Goeth are having a conversation in Goeth's villa, and Goeth says that he knows that Schindler wants his own sub-camp, you can see the shadow of the camera on Schindler's right arm.

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Visible crew/equipment: Toward the end of the movie, right before Fronsac has it out with Jean Francois, he kicks everyone else's butt. There's one shot where he kicks an attacker who proceeds to go flying back. When he hits the ground and the dust and leaves start to settle, you can see the wire leading out of the shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: While Teddy Roosevelt is gathering information on casualties in the first battle, a microphone pops into the shot at the lower left.

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Three Kings picture

Visible crew/equipment: Right after the argument between Archie and Ron you see for a second the silhouette of a cameraman rushing by in front, almost covering the whole screen.

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Gettysburg picture

Visible crew/equipment: Lights from what appears to be the high school football field are visible in the distance during Pickett's charge.

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1776 (1972)

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end of 'Sit Down John' as Adams is walking out of the Assembly Room, you can see a crew light reflected in the tally/vote board behind him. It's also rather bright in a room, at night, that is only supposed to be lit by candles.

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Visible crew/equipment: Just after Lovell secures the hatch for LM jettison, and Swigert states "Okay, pyro batts look good, I don't think we're gonna have to tie those other batteries," there is a visible bearded crew member wearing glasses, and a hoodie on the lower right hand side of the screen.

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