Great interview. Just one nitpick:
"In a previously impossible maneuver, the camera started from a fully elevated platform crane and jibbed down; when it reached the ground, Brown stepped off to walk it through the set."
Not impossible, but incredibly hard to do. The only examples I can think of, though, is the work of soviet dp Urusevsky in The Cranes are Flying and Yo soy Cuba.https://youtu.be/oYNfqER3niQ
That is actually the point of the scene (well, one of them): To extend a moment in time to be able to show individual stories within that moment. Eisenstein wasn't trying to show the march of the soldiers in real time, but deliberately "slowing" it down, and audiences at the time were fully aware they were not seeing things happening in real time. If it's well done, the audience doesn't mind. Eisenstein was the first to use this technique (at least successfully), and it's a technique repeated in every action movie.
A few come to mind. Sergey Urusevskiy for Soy Cuba and The Cranes Are Flying. Roger Deakins for Prisoners (and a number of others). Javier Aguirrezarobe for La madre muerta and Tierra.
The commentary (from the Criterion laser disc version, and previously only available for owner of laser disc players) can be found here as a sound file, so you can play with syncing it to the movie: http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/john-sturges-commentary-on-the-bad-day-a...