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Re: Top 5 long takes
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2008, 09:30:08 PM »

Every Episode of Sports Night and The West Wing

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Re: Top 5 long takes
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2008, 12:31:00 AM »
The second shot (I think) in Hawks' Scarface is three or four minutes long and awesome.
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Re: Top 5 long takes
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2008, 12:00:51 PM »
oldboy- same as other peoples
children of men- im going for the final long shot of theo going into the building bombarded by the army to save the pregnant girl(whose name escapes me.) Also brilliant acting from ejiofwer.
war of the worlds- i didnt like this film that much, but the one thing that stuck out was the cinematography.
atonement-of course
no country- anton chigurgh+doorknob+way to long a take=hole in ceiling of movie theater.
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Re: Top 5 long takes
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2008, 12:28:41 PM »

Every Episode of Sports Night and The West Wing

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Re: Top 5 long takes
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2009, 04:26:34 AM »
Surely Tarkovsky is the master of a long take. The ones from Stalker are probaby my favourite.

And things like this one from Mirror are pretty special I think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBZsj8FPSbo

Oh, and I totally agree with Keith about the beach scene in Atonement. I very much wasn't impressed with it. Pretencious and pointless in terms of what it does for the movie.

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Re: Top 5 long takes
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2009, 06:15:34 AM »
I am totally with you on Tarkovsky Kira.
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Re: Top 5 long takes
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2009, 07:00:45 PM »
Another master of the long take is Miklos Jancso, but his more impressive takes aren't on the curently available Region 1 DVDs.
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Re: Top 5 long takes
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2009, 07:23:45 PM »
Two awesome ones nobody has mentioned are the ones in Shaun of the Dead where Shaun goes out to the corner store in the morning before and after the zombie apocalypse.  The way he completely ignores the devastation around him, and the way a major city looks pretty zombie apocalypsed to begin with, results in the funniest use of a long take I saw in my life.
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Re: Top 5 long takes
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2009, 07:38:54 PM »
Two awesome ones nobody has mentioned are the ones in Shaun of the Dead where Shaun goes out to the corner store in the morning before and after the zombie apocalypse.  The way he completely ignores the devastation around him, and the way a major city looks pretty zombie apocalypsed to begin with, results in the funniest use of a long take I saw in my life.

Good call, that shot is awesome, especially the second time.

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Re: Top 5 long takes
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2009, 07:47:56 PM »
Speaking of hilarious long takes.

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So incoherent as to be maddening, but also frequently laugh-out-loud funny -- best bit struck me as a sly dig at the master-shot school of cinematic ennui, with our hero pacing to and fro before his bedroom window, peering out intently every 30 seconds, only to finally blurt (offscreen) "I can't believe how bored I am."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZxEM2ah6eY#hq

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