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Shot Stitch #3 – Oldboy (2003)

Oh, the “Hammer” scene. Classic. If you haven’t seen Park Chan-Wook’s 2003 Oldboy, check it out. This isn’t much of a spoiler, but in one scene the main character fights off (I counted 17) bad guys with nothing but a hammer. The 2.5 minute fight scene is one long take.

To capture the scope of the fight, I decided to do TWO stitches. One for “Before” the fight, starting with the very first frame of the shot. The second stitch shows the aftermath.

Before:


After: