Originally Posted by jonathancrane
I could not agree more. Not only is it overused, it becomes a crutch to try to add tension to a scene. The Bourne movies where peopel sitting facing each other at a table and the camera is shaking. Is there an earthquake going on in the scene? Filmed on a train?
Yesterday on Sci-Fi they were playing Lake Placid 15 or something, the one with the dude from Eureka. There was a scene where they run out of the house, to the car to escape the gator (croc?), he gets in the car, drops his keys and has trouble putting it in the keyhole to start the car. All of this done with a shaking camera to add tension to essentially some accident prone guy dropping his keys.