With Michael Bay’s latest bombastic and numbing experience being released this weekend, TRANSFORMERS 3, I figured I would post a clip from Tony Scott, arguably the father of the whole MTV style of action movies that Bay and many others became strongly influenced by. ENEMY OF THE STATE began Tony Scott’s fascination with the use of handheld, always moving cameras and the use of voyeuristic cameras (surveillance, video, broadcast) to tell his story. This film has held up ok over the years, which is due to the strong cast, especially Gene Hackman. This is my favorite moment from the film – Will Smith’s character meets Gene Hackman’s character for the first time:

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