The extended take is one of the flashiest moves in any director’s playbook – filming a long and intricate scene in one continuous shot requires precision, coordination, dedication and sometimes a little luck. Nail it, though, and you’ll have the admiration of movie geeks for all eternity.
I wrote a piece a few years back chronicling 10 of my favorite extended-take sequences of all time, but there were a lot of scenes that didn’t make the cut. Now, the folks over at Cinefix have compiled their own video celebration of these amazing sequences – and they’ve hit a few that I didn’t. So, if you love lengthy and complicated sequences where everything has to be exactly right or everyone has to start over, check out these fantastic choices.
Which of these scenes stands out as your favorite? And can you guess the ones that actually had hidden cuts in them? Kick off the discussion in the comment section below.
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