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21st Feb '17 7:31:08 PM gewunomox
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* One of these starts ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', going from complete darkness to a bird on a branch to following a butterfly to focusing on some deer to swooping up the side of a mesa to end on [[TheBeatles our heroes]], sleeping up there but beginning to stir.

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* One of these starts ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', going from complete darkness to a bird on a branch to following a butterfly to focusing on some deer to swooping up the side of a mesa to end on [[TheBeatles [[Music/TheBeatles our heroes]], sleeping up there but beginning to stir. stir.
2nd Feb '17 12:58:37 PM MiddleEighth
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*One of these starts ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', going from complete darkness to a bird on a branch to following a butterfly to focusing on some deer to swooping up the side of a mesa to end on [[TheBeatles our heroes]], sleeping up there but beginning to stir.
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25th Dec '16 6:08:59 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'' a very long tracking shot follows the girl's ticket after the boy loses it from the train until it returns to the train.
15th Dec '16 12:46:58 PM eroock
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* The final shot of ''Film/MinorityReport'', starts with a simple pull back from two of the precogs sitting in a room in a house, back through the house, out through the (closed) window, and away from the house and up.

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* The final shot of ''Film/MinorityReport'', starts with a simple pull back from two of the precogs sitting in a room in a house, back through the house, out through the (closed) window, and away from the house [[FlyawayShot and up.up]].
30th Oct '16 1:32:55 PM heyrick
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* ''Film/PointBreak1991'' has Keanu Reeves introduced to his new workplace by way of a lengthy meandering dialogue-heavy tracking shot.
* The live action film version of ''Manga/OokamiShoujoToKuroOuji'' (The Wolf Girl and The Black Prince) has one early on as the main female character leaves a cafe table with her friend, leaves the cafe itself, walks down a busy street following the main male character (while trying not to be noticed), approaches him, distracts him, takes a bunch of photos, and then the two girls run away before stopping to see if the photos were any good. ItMakesSenseInContext.
29th Oct '16 10:09:23 PM LeeM
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* Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Young and Innocent'' reveals that the real murderer has an eye twitch, then does a slow, dramatic tracking shot from the lobby ceiling of the hotel, through the dancer-filled ballroom, and up to a close-up of the eyes of the [[UnfortunateImplications blackface]] orchestra drummer. No points guessing what his eye does.

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* Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Young and Innocent'' reveals that the real murderer has an eye twitch, then does a slow, dramatic tracking shot from the lobby ceiling of the hotel, through the dancer-filled ballroom, and up to a close-up of the eyes of the [[UnfortunateImplications blackface]] orchestra drummer. No points guessing what his eye does. (Although when you consider that the actor had a big, heavy camera rushing toward him, needing to stop just inches from his face, maybe the eye twitch didn't involve much acting.)
16th Aug '16 11:35:03 PM Wyvern76
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* A particularly impressive shot was used for ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''. You see a half-moon in the sky and when the characters talk of going to the spaceport the camera then zooms towards the moon and as it gets bigger you see more details and eventually notice that [[ThatsNoMoon it isn't a moon]], but the spaceport itself shaped like a half moon.

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* A particularly impressive shot was used for ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''. You see a half-moon crescent moon in the sky and when the characters talk of going to the spaceport the camera then zooms towards the moon and as it gets bigger you see more details and eventually notice that [[ThatsNoMoon it isn't a moon]], but the spaceport itself shaped like a half crescent moon.
3rd Jul '16 5:28:22 PM nombretomado
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* A not overly epic but still nice-looking one occurs in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'', as the cam starts out at a waterfall, flies up to and across the Kini-Nui temple, then over the bridge to the Amaja-Nui sandpit where Gali's meditating. Perhaps to make it seem more grandiose, the temple has been re-imagined as resting atop a smaller mountain peak, and the surrounding elevated jungle replaced with mountains, a river deep down, and the waterfall.

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* A not overly epic but still nice-looking one occurs in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'', as the cam starts out at a waterfall, flies up to and across the Kini-Nui temple, then over the bridge to the Amaja-Nui sandpit where Gali's meditating. Perhaps to make it seem more grandiose, the temple has been re-imagined as resting atop a smaller mountain peak, and the surrounding elevated jungle replaced with mountains, a river deep down, and the waterfall.
22nd Apr '16 6:05:08 AM Silverblade2
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* Several in ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''.

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** ''Film/TouchOfEvil''. The famous opening tracking shot, which is also a [[TheOner Oner]].

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* The opening shot of ''Film/{{Contact}}''.
* The opening battle of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.

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* %%* The opening battle of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.



* The film ''Film/RussianArk'', which is ''all one single tracking shot''. The whole film.

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* %%* The film ''Film/RussianArk'', which is ''all one single tracking shot''. The whole film.



* ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' ends with such a shot, or at least it says it does.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' uses an opening similar to ''Babylon 5'''s.

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* This trope is a signature staple of ''Series/LasVegas'', with some pretty impressive examples. The series even opens with a rather extensive one.

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* %%* This trope is a signature staple of ''Series/LasVegas'', with some pretty impressive examples. The series even opens with a rather extensive one.
3rd Apr '16 11:59:05 AM Quag15
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* ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' has one during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c7hzHwETyk the scene]] where Film/JamesBond is attacked at the Kobe dock.

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* From the ''Film/JamesBond'' movies:
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''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' has one during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c7hzHwETyk the scene]] where Film/JamesBond is attacked at the Kobe dock.dock.
** The opening minutes ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' were effectively a single take, though the DVD featurette on the subject acknowledges some "sleight of hand" in this. Becomes epic when the camera view appears to segue from being ground-level crane-based to hand-held to rooftop crane-based without a cut.
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