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2. Smaller Stunts Have Bigger Impact

When the audience understands that what they’re seeing on the screen is 100 percent real, lighter carnage can make for unexpected thrills. In one scene in the Dark Knight, Batman manages to flip a semi truck face-forward on a Chicago street without harming a single storefront. In the opening moments of Casino Royale, James Bond chases a suspect in a gravity-defying foot chase across a series of cranes. In both cases, there is no doubt that these stunts are not the creation of some computer, they are well and truly happening, and the result is more exciting than all the CGI-crafted planetary-level action scenes you could imagine.


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