The Shot Behind the Shot: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)


The car rig used on John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China (1986) – still one of my all-time favorite movies – to create the illusion of a vehicle speeding within inches of heroes Kurt Russell and Dennis Dun. The effect was achieved by driving the picture vehicle backward so that the car actually moved away from the actors. That footage was then run in reverse in the edit.

Photo via Carpenter’s official Twitter feed. You should follow him. Or check into a psycho ward, whichever comes first.

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