THE LONG TAKE The Greatest Long Tracking Shots in Cinema "It?s the flashiest and most attention-grabbing egotistical way of flexing one?s muscle. In most cases it's a narcissistic maneuver, ?look-at-me? filming technique, but rare ones, the best ones, serve to reflect and further the story in a way that can?t be reflected with traditional editing."

Complete with videos this is a fantastic little archive of great cinematic moments.



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An archive of the The Long-Take

  By digitalbasin
Over recent years I've developed a profound interest in the Long-Take. Most comprehensively articulated by Bazin the concept of the continuous cinematic moment, unbrken by the cut, has a long standing place in the history of cinematic thinking and cinematic theory. Whilst Bazin and Eisenstein are often seen as polar opposites the truth is that the two together exploited in a singular work is what makes cinematic meanign powerful. As I have often boiled it down to - the Meaning Inside the Frame and the Meaning Between the Frames.

But what has most intrigued me over recent years and been the subject f much writing and discussion as been the impact of virtual cameras, 3d graphics, gaming and the layered space on notions of montage and, in particular, the Long-take.

One of my blogging 'to-do' list items has been to compile a list of great long-take cinematic moments but it would seem my work has been done for me. Daily Film Does have compiled exactly such a list entitled :

THE LONG TAKE The Greatest Long Tracking Shots in Cinema

"Its the flashiest and most attention-grabbing egotistical way of flexing ones muscle. In most cases it's a narcissistic maneuver, ?look-at-me filming technique, but rare ones, the best ones, serve to reflect and further the story in a way that cant be reflected with traditional editing."

Complete with videos this is a fantastic little archive of great cinematic moments.





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