Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/11/14 05:02:21 PM
In honor of the epic 6-minute tracking shot which closed out the latest episode of True Detective, Josh Kurp of UPROXX lists his ten favorite long takes of all time.
He writes, "Tracking shots aren’t for everyone. Some people find them distracting or showy. Those people would be wrong. When used correctly, a tracking shot is exhilarating. Viewers aren’t given the relief of a cut or a chance to breathe; they have to stay with action, giving you a sense of what the characters are feeling. The reason the one on True Detective worked so well is because you didn’t realize it was happening. For many, it wasn’t until the second watch that you realized, holy sh*t, that’s six minutes, in one take."
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