One shot (film)

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A "one-shot or continuous shot feature film" is a full-length movie filmed in one long take by a single camera, or manufactured to give the impression it was.[1]

Examples[edit]

Actual "one shot"[edit]

Year Title Length Director Nationality Ref.
1982 Macbeth 57 min. (longest shot)† Bela Tarr Hungary [2]
2000 Timecode 97 min. Mike Figgis United States [3]
2002 Russian Ark 96 min. Alexander Sokurov Russia [4]
2003 Sábado, una película en tiempo real 65 min. Matías Bize Chile
2005 The Magicians 96 min. Song Il-gon South Korea
2005 The Circle 103 min. Yuri Zeltser France
2007 PVC-1 85 min. Spiros Stathoulopoulos Colombia [5]
2013 Rati Chakravyuh 102 min. Ashish Avikunthak India [6]
2013 Fish & Cat 134 min. Shahram Mokri Iran [7]
2013 El triste olor de la carne 87 min. Cristóbal Arteaga Spain [8]
2013 Ana Arabia 85 min. Amos Gitaï Israel [9]
2014 Agadam 123 min. Mohamad Issack India [10]
2015 Victoria 140 min. Sebastian Schipper Germany [11]
2015 Anino sa likod ng buwan 120 min. Jun Lana Philippines [12]
2015 Daksha S. Narayan India [13]
2016 Eight 81 min. Peter Blackburn Australia [14]
2016 Immortality 145 min. Mahdi Fard Ghaderi Iran
2016 King Dave 99 min. Podz Canada [15]
2017 Fourever 77 min. Dean Ronalds United States
2017 The Wedding Party 119 min. Thane Economou United States [16]
2017 Lost in London 100 min. Woody Harrelson United States
2017 One Shot-Fear Without Cut 140 min. Haroon Rashid India [17]
2017 Invasion 90 min. Shahram Mokri Iran
2018 A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night 89 min. Qasim Basir United States [18]
2018 U – July 22 90 min. Erik Poppe Norway [19]

†One five minute shot and the films' opening credits precede the film's 57 minute main shot.

Edited to appear as "one shot"[edit]

Year Title Length Director Nationality
1948 Rope 80 min. Alfred Hitchcock United Kingdom / United States
1997 Running Time 70 min. Josh Becker United States
2002 Irréversible 97 min. Gaspar Noé French
2009 Enter the Void 161 min. Gaspar Noé French
2010 La Casa Muda 86 min. Gustavo Hernández Uruguay
2011 Silent House 87 min. Chris Kentis, Laura Lau United States
2014 Birdman 119 min. Alejandro G. Iñárritu United States
2017 Mr Robot episode 3.4 43 min. (TV episode)[20] Sam Esmail United States
2017 Bushwick 94 min. Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott United States

Works other than film[edit]

Year Title Notes
2014 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PS3/PS4/PC/Xbox One/Xbox 360 stealth action-adventure video game[21]
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS3/PS4/PC/Xbox One/Xbox 360 stealth action-adventure video game
2018 God of War PS4 action-adventure video game[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best one shot (one-take) movies". FEENTA. 2016-09-25. Retrieved 2018-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Bela Tarr: Macbeth (1982)". Can't Stop the Movies. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  3. ^ Williams, Richard (2000-08-11). "Once upon a Time Code". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ Ward, Caleb (2014-04-22). "Behind the Scenes of the 96 Minute Shot, The Russian Ark". The Beat. PremiumBeat. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  5. ^ Beale, Lewis (2008-07-15). "A movie shot in real time recalls Colombian nightmare". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  6. ^ Sorabjee, Deepika (2014-07-06). "Circling Time". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  7. ^ Simon, Alissa (2013-09-17). "Venice Film Review: 'Fish & Cat'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  8. ^ Dalton, Stephen (2013-07-10). "The Sad Smell of Flesh (El Triste Olor de la Carne): Karlovy Vary Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  9. ^ Lyttelton, Oliver (2013-09-09). "Venice Review: Amos Gitai's Shot-In-One-Take 'Ana Arabia'". IndieWire. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  10. ^ Jeshi, K. (2014-01-02). "A record start". The Hindu. Retrieved 2015-10-20.  JESHI, K. "A record start". 
  11. ^ Kohn, Eric (2015-02-16). "Adopt Films Picks Up One-Shot Heist Thriller 'Victoria'". IndieWire. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  12. ^ "Shadow Behind the Moon". Five Flavours Film Festival. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  13. ^ "Duniya Vijay`s `Daksha` with S.Narayan". Sify Movies. 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  14. ^ Barry, Kristina (2014-03-28). "One shot wonders - how feature film Eight was made". The Creative Issue. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  15. ^ Kelly, Brendan (2016-07-11). "Podz's King Dave: One-shot film premières at Fantasia". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2017-06-10. 
  16. ^ Chitwood, Adam (2017-05-16). "'The Wedding Party' Trailer Reveals Romantic Comedy Shot Entirely in One Take". Collider. Retrieved 2018-04-21. 
  17. ^ Shukla, Richa (2017-01-02). "Haroon Rashid's film in Guinness World Records". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  18. ^ Buder, Emily (2018-01-24). "How a Sundance Film Pulled Off a 90-Minute Single Take". No Film School. Retrieved 2018-01-24. 
  19. ^ Connolly, Kate (2018-02-19). "Utøya massacre re-enactment stuns Berlin audiences". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-02-20. 
  20. ^ O'Keeffe, Jack (2017-11-09). "Was That 'Mr. Robot' Episode Really Shot In One Take? "eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00" Is The Most Ambitious Hour Of The Series So Far". Bustle. Retrieved 2017-12-27. 
  21. ^ https://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=12148
  22. ^ Bratt, Chris (21 June 2017). "God of War director explains why entire game has no camera cuts". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 

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