Welcome to Flashback Fandor! Our staff of movie scientists have dug through our Library-of-Congress-sized archives to unearth our best (and still topical) videos and articles. 

Moviegoers see focus racks all the time. They probably don’t even notice most of them – and that’s the idea. If you’re not looking for them, they can be hard to spot. But some rack focusing is so well done, so artful and occasionally dazzling, that it deserves to be singled out. Let's take a look at this collection that celebrates these fantastic focal feats and educates on how they are done.

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