Best movie visible crew/equipment of 1983

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The Outsiders pictureThe Outsiders mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Pony Boy, Dally and Johnny are pulling up to the burning church, just before the first one jumps out of the car if you look through the windshield you can see the water truck that's going to put out the fire after they shoot the scene.

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Visible crew/equipment: About one hour and fifty minutes in, the two stars get into a fight and are rolling around the floor. In at least one scene, a cameraman, with a handheld Panavision camera, is quite visible in the middle of the shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the first deal goes wrong and the man with the chainsaw jumps out the window you can clearly see him land on a grey crash mat because it lifts up at the corners. (00:27:55)

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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi pictureStar Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Han is running from the explosion of the shield generator on Endor, you can see his reflection in the plexiglass that is used to protect the camera from the explosion. Since the reflection isn't of Han's back, the plexiglas must be in front of him. (01:49:55)

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Visible crew/equipment: Towards the beginning of the movie when Ralphie's dad is in the basement fixing the furnace and the entire family is staring at the door, you need to keep an eye on the left side of the screen. There is a crewmember in the family room, who is on the screen by mistake. You don't see the person right away, but it is in that sequence when you see the mom in the shot, then you can see the leg of the person very quickly in the background.

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Visible crew/equipment: At one point Clint Eastwood is out in the woods practising his shooting with his new .44 auto-mag pistol. While he's doing this, a car pulls up and a black male begins to get out with a shotgun. (We later learn that this is his partner). As the man with the shotgun is opening his door, if you look at the reflection in the car window, you can clearly see the reflection of a man with a camera and another man standing next to him.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Calvin Bouchard makes the announcement to tourists visiting the Undersea Kingdom to evacuate, we see the tour guide lead the crowd through the tunnels. The green screen backdrop is still in the final cut. They forgot to add in the underwater effect.

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Eddie and the Cruisers picture

Visible crew/equipment: "Wordmans" visits Sal in his dressing room and the boom mic is seen in shadows on the wall.

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Risky Business picture

Visible crew/equipment: While Lana and her friend are staying at Joel's house, after dinner, Lana goes upstairs to visit Joel in his room to see if he wants to go out for ice-cream. As Lana enters the room, the bedroom door swings open and you can see a crew member's hand catch the doorknob, just before the camera pans to the right.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Dr. Raymond leaves with Mary in his car after talking to Norman, when he drives off the entire crew and equipment can be seen reflected in the side of his car. (00:41:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: Right at the start of the film as the alien spacecraft is landing on the planet, you can see the scaffolding of the studio at the top of the screen.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the telephone rings, Cujo bounds over and begins barking at it. After he has finished barking, he lingers in the window frame, and then, you can see a crewmember's hand come in, and pull him down from the ledge. (00:55:30)

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Superman III picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the evil Superman flies into the junkyard, you can plainly see the wires from the harness. (01:26:00)

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The Big Chill picture

Visible crew/equipment: During the scene where Nick and Sam come upon Richard having a midnight snack in the kitchen you can see a small bright whitish reflection of some kind of equipment in the top left (our left) kitchen window, down in the lower right corner. There is no character movement or other scene related explanation for this reflection. It moves and fades during the scene, most dramatically at the end of the scene. (00:37:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the Sperm song, when the verse says "Mine, and mine" and the corpse says "Mine", you can see a distorted silhouette of a lighting tripod (It could not be a camera tripod as the camera is in a different angle).

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Visible crew/equipment: As the priest is loading his luggage in the car, a large light is reflected in the quarter panel. It is not the sun, as that is ahead to our right while the light is behind us to the left. (00:51:20)

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Smokey and the Bandit III picture

Visible crew/equipment: This is the number one mistake of all time. When the sheriff is chasing the Bandit, they both drive into the stunt show and the Bandit is heading right for a burning wall. First, you see an inside shot then the shot changes to catch all the action, on the second shot of the Trans Am crashing through the wall you can see a Panavision camera [ yes it is that clear to even tell what kind of camera it is.] set up in the back of the car filming those shots.

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The Star Chamber picture

Visible crew/equipment: In one of the first scenes, two plain-clothes cops are chasing a suspect. The suspect runs through a house and down some stairs. Look under the stairs. You can see a person trying to hide in the dark under the stairs, presumably a stage hand.

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The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. - The Fifteen Years Later Affair picture

Visible crew/equipment: Just after JB says, "Shaken, but not stirred," the camera lights are reflected moving across the chrome trim of his car window. (00:25:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the wrecked Christine rebuilds itself for the first time, and the camera moves in on Keith Gordon, the shadow of part of the camera becomes visible along the right side of his face just as he says "Okay. Show me." (01:00:30)

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