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There have been movies where the entire movie is a single take. The best I can find based on quick research are Russian Ark at 96 minutes, and Timecode at 97 minutes. Timecode is actually a quad-split screen film (four different videos running in four different quadrants of the screen), each of which is a single take shot, running for the entire movie. I ...
I guess the key here is using the word film in your title. With film you are limited to the length in a canister and no amount of creativity can change that. With digital video this constraint goes out the window. So for film, it looks like Snake Eyes wins at just over 13 minutes. For digital video, Agadam looks to be a clear winner, endorsed by the ...
Scorcese's Copacabana tracking shot in "Goodfellas" needs mentioning. This ten-best tracking shots list from AMC lists the opening of "Snake Eyes" as being 13 mins.
I don't know "The longest shot" in all of the movies but I remember this movie Children Of Men directed by Alfonso Cuarón which has few long shots, The length of the long takes: Long take in the car when Julian is shot - 3:58, Long take of the birth - 3:11, Long take of the siege - 6:18. And Quentin Tarantino has a way of filming long shots. His ...
This shot from The Protector is around 4 minutes single take. Not quite as long as some of the ones already mentioned, but I think it is worth noting since it is a martial arts movie and the scene involves an incredible number of stunts that all had to be performed correctly to get in a single shot.
The earliest reference I could find was referenced in Truffaut: A Biography starting on page 163, 2nd paragraph. This link starts on page 163 and gives the background. On page 164 there is the trope. Truffaut never directly says "impossible to make an anti-war film." Rather in describing his desire to make one concerning Algiers, he decides that he cannot ...
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