The Greatest Long-Tracking Shots in Movies

Submitted by: littlemissqt 9 years ago Entertainment
http://dailyfilmdose.blogspot.com/2007/05/long-take.html

In a director’s bag of tricks the long tracking shot is the boldest way of making a statement. Here are the best takes.
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Male 1,590
How about the diner scene in `Death Proof`?
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Male 547
ughh and they are all you tube... and as I keep telling you people I CAN"T watch youtube at work...STOP POSTING YOU TUBE VIDS...bitches!!!
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Male 4,004
"It`s one thing to be able to do it, and it`s something entirely different to do it WELL. Come back and whine about it after YOU have written, directed, filmed, acted, and composed for an award-winning big-budget film."

I am pretty sure the GREATEST movies ever made... we all made in high school. No editing, sometimes using the pause button, everything done in one take... And it`s always funny.

I heard they Film "24" in one single take to keep the "real-time" theme accurate hahahahahahahahahahahah

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Male 4,004
Seriously...
Children of Men sucked.
My girlfriend happens to own it and we tried watching it numerous times. Funny how such a great movie can induce coma. I don`t know how it ends but I am pretty sure about this. Black broad has 1st baby in 20 years. They do stuff to get her to escape, a few people die, she escapes and has a baby.

Now do they solve the infertility? Because they don`t, that kid will have a VERY VERY lonely 20 years at the end of his life.

And for everyone drooling semen over a lame prolonged shot...plzdiekthxz.

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Male 342
if you think children of men sucked you don`t deserve to watch movies. get a clue. children of men is one of the best films of the last decade, at least.
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Male 472
where is the oni bak movie ? the kunfu movie where a person was fighting up the stairs that was a cool long shot
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Female 1,063
I don`t understand, meh
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Male 1,270
As a camera operator and film production student, I can speak for all camera operators everywhere when I say that getting long tracking shots like that is BLOODY HARD. You have to keep people positioned accurately in the frame using the rule of 3rds.

Very tricky, but totally worth it.

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Male 651
i loved the long shot near the end of children of men. i thought it was brilliant.
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Male 648
alot of the ones i was interested in were no longer available
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Male 4,012
I`m not denying making track-shots are difficult. But for me there`s no "wow that was awesome!".

It`s just "looks like a PITA to do" to me.

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Male 4,746
Glad to see "Goodfellas" and "Carlito’s Way" on that list. Two of the top movies of all time IMO.
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Male 83
Martin Scorsese rules!
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Male 4,004
Children of Men was a terribly stupid movie. Honestly.

And as for ignorant to all the effort that goes into filming. A monkey could work a camera. And that same monkey could direct, write a script and act in 3 or 4 roles in the movie. He would just need help from a monkey named John Williams for the musical score.

Anything that has anything to do with filmmaking is EASY and sickeningly over-rated.

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Male 1,407
Watch Atonement, it has the best one I`ve ever seen.
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Male 215
You must be quite ignorant to all the effort that goes into filming one then.
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Male 991
^ agreed.

Also agreed with Pahaha. :-P

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Male 4,012
"In a director’s cinematic bag of tricks the long tracking shot is the boldest way of making a statement."

I don`t think I`m as impressed as I should be. Long track-shots are quite meh for me... sorry directors :(

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Male 193
Spaceballs` opening sequence! :D ( I got it for Christmas, I had to mention it )
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Male 19,861
Too bad AKappy2 wasn`t more interesting. Typing "First" will get you no where.
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Male 2,616
I watched a few of these for my Film Genre Studies class last semester. Good shots.
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Male 223
i couldnt agree more with Children of Men...

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Male 411
*save the photo
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Male 411
Akappy2, to make things fun, look up akappy original, copy and save, and then upload the same photo.
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Male 101
i hate posts with a ton of words in em.
even the videos had words in them!
if somebody can summaraize in a sentence what that all says for me, i`ll actually watch the videos.
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Female 761
Oh no.... should`ve seen the AKappy2 coming....

You can`t duplicate the original. But uh, I`d only heard of one movie in this list, and that was Children of Men.

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Male 411
akappy2? We were fine with just one thank you very much. Children Of Men, hands down best long take ever!
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Female 1,330
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