Nothing captures a moviegoer’s attention like a long, unbroken shot. When a movie successfully executes an unbroken and moving one-take shot, it will forever be part of the canons of cinema history. Some films, even those dating back to the 1940s, are built around a framework where the entire film takes place in one long take of him.Cinematic while being an impressive visual feat rope, birdmanand 1917 It is not fully executed in one take. In these cases, the perfectly seamless nature of the film is an illusion. The list of movies below features real long shots with no cuts.
directed by: Martin Scorsese
No film captures the feeling of living in luxury and excess quite like Martin Scorsese’s beloved masterpiece.Ray Liotta) and Karen Hill (Lorraine Bracco) Entering the Copacabana nightclub through the basement exit and kitchen is the theme of the film. The shot is a sum total of cinematic euphoria. goodfellasFrom a surface-level perspective, it’s breathtaking to see, from the needle drop in “Then He Kissed Me” to the exquisite level of detail on screen. A deeper reading of the sequence explains the basis for the film’s core idea that these characters obtain all the luxuries and wealth by using various illicit means to get behind their backs. increase. As with the rest of the film, viewers can enjoy this one-take shot of him Steadicam for leisurely entertainment or critical analysis.
The Player (1992)
directed by: Robert Altman
A biting satire on Hollywood and the absurdity of Robert Altman’s filmmaking was a triumph for the great director. The film’s opening scene, his eight-minute unbroken shot, is an Altman-esque assemblage of community, laying out the characters and plot motivations of the entire film, equally dazzling and naturalistic. . The dialogue and intrigue of the filmmaking are so rich in this sequence that buck henry Play yourself throwing Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) sequel Graduateit’s plausible not to consciously register that this is all happening in one long take. , to serve the world and characters of the film.
directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky
One of the masters of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky, was always pushing the boundaries of the camera. His penultimate film tells the story of a Russian poet’s voyage to Italy to interview the composer, who instead tells the poet how the world will be saved from the apocalypse. This harrowing seamless shot follows the protagonist as he experiments with local superstitions. The protagonist walks through a dried-up mineral pool with a lit candle. Lasting about 9 minutes and 20 seconds, this shot is devoted to showing the character’s desperation to keep the candle lit and perfectly illustrates how drawn he is to his mythical way of life. Scenes do not have scores. All you hear are the diegetic sounds (footsteps, heavy breathing) that emphasize the importance of the candle.
directed by: steve mcqueen
Steve McQueen is an expert at creating dramatic effect by sitting viewers through heart-wrenching gory scenes. He quickly established himself in his feature film debut with his shot in a whopping 16 minutes of one take. The scene is Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham, the former was killed in action as a hunger strike leader in a Northern Irish prison. Many famous unbroken shots are packed with hundreds of extras and set pieces, but when the effects of claustrophobia and anxiety are employed, they’re not as effective as a one-take like this. The static camera’s potential is fully realized when all you can see is the character’s despair.
directed by: Alfonso Cuaron
If any director can rest on the laurels of unbroken long shots, it’s Alfonso Cuarón and his frequent collaborator cinematographer. Emmanuel LubezkiThis Oscar-winning hit introduces audiences to the dangers of outer space in a 17-minute one-take shot that shows two astronauts played by astronauts. sandra bullock and George Clooney Doing maintenance on the ship before all hell breaks loose, they are abandoned in the middle of the universe. It’s the ultimate demonstration of language.
russian ark (2002)
directed by: Alexander Sokurov
After four attempts, Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has accomplished the near impossible. He directed the film in full real-time without interruption for 1 hour and 37 minutes. The film is set in one location, but not necessarily in the favor of feature film production. The immaculate nature of the film is enhanced by an intense feeling behind the camera, palpable on screen, and viewers are in awe of how this can come to pass. It could have easily been a stage play instead, but Sokurov’s monumental feat perfectly encapsulates why cinema is the most powerful art form alive.
directed by: Mike Figgis
In an experimental filmmaking about a woman’s paranoia over her partner’s adultery during filmmaking, four screens are on screen simultaneously, tracking the uninterrupted narrative for 1 hour and 39 minutes. To further the film’s audacity, Figgis filmed each of her four perspectives simultaneously. The clever use of the soundtrack guides the viewer to which quadrant their attention should be directed at any given moment. The film is only about overarching long-take effects, as the story is deliberately simple in order to do the trick. It’s an experiment that viewers can intellectually understand, but not fully enjoy, at least not on first viewing. This is understandable given the overload of actions on screen.
directed by: Sebastian Shipper
Finally, we’ve reached the pinnacle of sports filmmaking. This Spanish film by Sebastian Schipper currently holds the record for the longest continuous continuous shot, which is his 2 hours and 18 minutes, which is the total running time of a movie. The film uses a loosely manipulative script that requires improvisation from the actors, modeled to soften the film’s flexibility. The plot is minimal, but following a dangerous night out with a young woman and her friends, the film is just enough to engage the on-screen action as well as the engaging camerawork. Use your sensibility to get the viewer to hang around, then see if an uninterrupted shot lasts this long.
If there’s a clear line between all these great filmmaking feats, it’s that there needs to be something worthwhile behind these shots. You need to strengthen your story and characters.
(source: A taste of cinema, mental flossand screen crash)