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Helicopter cityscape shots as TV transitions

When and why did these swooping views of buildings become the standard transition between scenes on TV shows, fictional or reality? Couldn't they come up with something original?

On Arrow (highly recommended for hot guys, otherwise OK), the setting is a fictional city so they show scenes from different cities each time, to create a sense of "elsewhere."

by Anonymousreply 502/18/2013

I just think it has something to do with creating a sense of the Epic. It started back in the 80s when we were given shots of huge city buildings to connote Power (like on Dallas or Dynasty). Now we are given much more sleek and "cool" sweeps of the modern landscape to satisfy the more technological tastes of the audience. We are all visual now more than ever; we are less cerebral.

by Anonymousreply 102/16/2013

'Member Angels in America? 'Member?

by Anonymousreply 202/16/2013

Why does "Judge Judy" show New Yorks scenes when everyone know the show tapes at Sunset Bronson studios in LA?

by Anonymousreply 302/16/2013

Helicopter shots are satisfying to make and fun to watch.

by Anonymousreply 402/18/2013

I like the shots of DC that introduce segments on Scandal. It helps to know when to stop the DVR when FF'ing through commercials.

by Anonymousreply 502/18/2013
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