My absolute favorite steadicam moment on film has to be Hitchcock’s Rope. With the exception of one cut (if I recall correctly), the entire film is a continuous shot.


Our EIC mentioned to me that the fact-checkers on Fark’s message boards have pointed out that Rope has more than one cut. It was also filmed prior to the invention of the steadicam. As I pointed out originally, my memory was a little hazy on that one. Hopefully, those crabs in a barrel over at can rest easy knowing that Hitchcock’s filmography remains intact.


The Art of Steadicam from Refocused Media on Vimeo.

Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include Bamn, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for, OfNote Magazine, and His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.