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Old October 30 2013, 12:35 PM   #23
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Re: Joker falling off a building

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But there was a cut away to another camera for another pov of the fall. There probably was 2 different falls edited together. The second one was likely closer to the ground. Very effective scene though.
Well, as I said, that stunt got a lot of behind-the-scenes coverage on TV, and my recollection is that they were shooting the stunt with two or more cameras simultaneously so they'd have coverage from different angles -- a common practice with big stunts, explosions, and the like. So the whole thing was a single continuous stunt fall using a descender rig, but naturally they had to cut away from the downward-looking angle in the last seconds, otherwise it would've given away that Robinson was being slowed by the wire and didn't hit the ground.
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