From Matt Zoller Seitz, Following: a collection of movie clips where the camera follows a character through their environment.
See also Seitz’s The Substance of Style series on Wes Anderson’s influences.
Update: See also The Explanation by Seitz, Cool Guys Don’t Look at Explosions, and Jad Abumrad’s selection of movie clips with great music. And a shot that should have been included in Following: the lovely opening to Birth. (thx, dan & matt)