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Perfection. A study in blocking and camera movement. The deep space. The POVs. Maybe the best use of zooms in a more subtle style. I mean Haskell Wexler just did the fucking thing, it's just incredible.
And the script, goddamn! Sharp, crisp, it feels fresh even in 2017. It's just so perfectly layered and a playground for the amazing cast. Steiger earned that Oscar win but Poitier is just a star. And everyone around them are just pitch perfect.
The oner where the gang crashes a party in the hills is just a master work in camera movement, blocking and sound design. It's mindblowing. And the first time Shields talks to Georgia and we only see her legs dangling from the rafters. Minnelli is firing on all cylinders, making a well-paced, entertaining drama.