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Incredible zoom lens used in cemetery scene in Harold & Maude


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#1 Dennis Toeppen

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:22 PM

I'm sure everyone can recall the incredible zoom shot from Harold and Maude... We start on the two chatting, and back out to reveal a gigantic cemetery with tens of thousands of headstones. 

 

Does anyone know anything about that lens? From time to time, I google around about it. But I always come up empty-handed.

 

Just curious if anyone knows anything.


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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 03:13 AM

Chances are that it's a modified Angenieux 12 to 240 16mm zoom lens, which has been modified with a range extender, so that will cover the 35mm frame.


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#3 John E Clark

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 11:27 AM

The era of "Harold and Maude"(1971) was 'zoom happy'... especially the zoom reveal or smash zoom... fortunately its popularity declined... Hong Kong Kung Fu films used it for a very long time.

 

Unfortunately a 45 year old film, that really wasn't a major film, probably has little tech info... you can probably get more info on John A Alonzo's other cinematography work done in "Chinatown"(1974) or "Scarface"(1983)...


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