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You're talking about a Circular Dolly Shot. This was first used in Alfred Hitchkock's The Paradine Case in 1941, although it was more of a Crab Dolly shot.
At first, Kubrick intended to make a serious film, but soon decided to scrap the idea, because - rather ironically - he thought that people would laugh. Q: Strangelove was based on a serious book, Red Alert. At what point did you decide to make it a comedy? A: I started work on the screenplay with every intention of making the film a serious ...
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