This story was originally published in 2016 and is being republished for anyone who might find themselves with extra time at home on their hands. One of the great shots in cinema. Already a subscriber? While they were originally made for television, the parts of Dekalog certainly feel cinematic in nature; whether you consider them TV or film, which is becoming an increasingly less-meaningful description, they are all unapologetically art. Gone With the Wind (1939)You may cringe with the outdated attitudes toward race in this epic romance, which, adjusted for inflation, still has the biggest box office intake of all time, but boy, does the story still hold up. As Hitchcock told Truffaut: “That sweeping movement of the camera is making a statement. 6.9/10. ASL (Average Shot Length) indicates the average duration of a shot between cuts in a film (total film run time divided by number of shots). Andrei Rublev (1966)Andrei Tarkovsky is arguably the patron saint of long films, and at 205 minutes, Andrei Rublev — his reflection on medieval Russia and the role of the Christian artist — is his longest film. Jennifer Lopez Plays Little Mermaid, Big Snowman in Her ‘In the Morning’ Video. The film follows three men – the Scientist (Nikolai Grinko), the Writer (Anatoliy Solonitsyn), and the Stalker (Alexander Kaidanovsky) — as they travel through a mysterious and … While the obvious choice when it comes to Hitchcock and the sequence shot would be to head directly for Rope (1948), it’d be a shame to ignore the magnificent crane shot that marks the climax of Young and Innocent. There are sequence shots of greater technical complexity later in the film than that which opens The Red and the White, to which any attempt at description would do a disservice. Andrei Rublev is arguably the most accessible of Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky’s films. Titanic (1997)James Cameron’s epic disaster-romance about the doomed ocean liner was the biggest movie ever made for its day: Theaters were packed with teenage girls who’d come out to see it for the 17th time and the lavish spectacle, not to mention Jack and Rose’s steamy first love, was worth every penny. You decided to cut Hamlet, the greatest drama in the English language, in order to make it “shorter,” “more cinematic,” and “not four hours long”? Director Prachya PinkaewCinematography Nattawut Kittikhun, Watch the long take from The Protector (2005). Jennifer Coolidge Hears You, But Kim Cattrall Is Too ‘Perfect’ to Replace. There were tears on set when the shot was finally captured, Tarkovsky having finally agreed to cinematographer Sven … Both are highlights of the Swedish master, but it’s worth seeking out the complete item. Tess (1979)An adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles, which you possibly read in high school, Roman Polanski’s film is dedicated to his late wife Sharon Tate — who was murdered by the Manson Family — which makes it a predictably heavy affair*. The girl hears an ambulance. (Which, to be fare, is hardly Forrest Gump.) The story follows a small group of survivors in an unknown nuclear war-torn land, as the world is coming to an end. There’s a lyricism to the dextrously sinuous prowl of Jancsó’s camera that serves as counterpoint to the film’s impassive detachment to its numerous killings, the first gunshot we hear a brutal jolt from the elegant means by which it’s captured. Well, we’ve sifted through the backend of cinema history, from the silent era all the way up to the present, and collected and ranked the 95 best-reviewed movies that run three hours or longer (and have a Tomatometer score) to vanquish those pesky waking moments. The stakes are higher, the special effects more spectacular; you can really feel the fate of Middle Earth on the line as Frodo (Elijah Wood) battles a giant spider, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) leads a coalition of elves and dwarves and humans to defend Minas Tirith, and our breakfast-loving hobbits, trailed by Gollum, brave death to return the ring to Mount Doom. Andrei Tarkovsky. It’s a shot of unparalleled beauty and wonder. One suspects he’s probably a fan, and rightly so. Hand-picked. It’s a fitting send-off to the characters who, for better or worse, defined the decade in studio cinema. It’s also got Jonah Hill wearing false teeth as a scene-chewing sidekick, a chest-beating turn from Matthew McConaughey, and Margot Robbie as Belfort’s sexpot second wife, whose voice could herd cats. Johnnie To is no stranger to the blisteringly orchestrated gunfight, but few come with such gravity-defying chops as the ferocious, seven-minute, single-take stake-out-cum-street-battle that opens Breaking News. Looks like it's official: Kevin Costner's The Postmanis the longest sci-fi movie Not even the Special Edition versions of other movies come close! Watch Malcolm X and you’ll be impressed that it only took Lee this long to cover the life of such a dynamic figure; Malcolm’s life certainly stymied plenty of writers, including such lions as James Baldwin, before Lee managed to wrangle it onscreen. What would Welles have made of the virtuosic ostentation of this year’s Birdman? Two decades later, parts of the film may seem cheesy or overwrought (especially the soaring Celine Dion ballads), but goddamn it if you won’t be entertained and even shed a tear when the fiddler literally goes down with the ship. Unlike Fanny and Alexander, Best of Youth, or Dekalog, Sátántangó was always envisioned as one film, which should give you some idea of Tarr’s style: meditative, accumulative, uncompromising. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013, 17m)The long shot that opens Cuarón’s space survival tale earned … When filming Rope (1948), Alfred Hitchcock intended for the film to have the effect of one long continuous take, but the camera magazines available could hold not more than 1000 feet of 35 mm film. Debunked or not, it’s a must-watch. In case you were thinking she’d make a great replacement Sam Jones. Plus, it features cinema’s least-happy kiss. There was no way of not doing a kind of virtuoso shot that announced itself. Your favorite ensemble comedy probably owes an unseemly debt to this film: See it and appreciate both even more. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)Sure, your butt might hurt after sitting through all of David Lean’s 216-minute widescreen epic. The stars! Sátántangó (1994)There are long movies, and then there’s Sátántangó, Bela Tarr’s legendary seven-hour adaptation of the novel of the same name by the Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai. Propaganda as cinephile fever-dream, in I Am Cuba it’s almost impossible to pick a single sequence shot from the sheer number of awe-inspiring visual miracles Mikhail Kalatozov pulls off. Another Hasbro game gets the live-action series treatment. Setting up its Macguffin (a wearable virtual reality device that records and plays back what the user sees) and immediately mainlining the film’s themes of audience complicity in visual media consumption, it’s a bravura narrative delivery system that piles on the ethical complexities as the film progresses – not least in its brutal, perspective-flipping murder sequence. I think we know this thug. Still one shot. 453DLs. Covering nearly 40 years in the life of a single family, the two-part, 366-minute version is one of the high points of expansive Italian cinema; if you’ve recently hoovered up the complete works of Elena Ferrante, this is just what the doctor ordered, though the doctor might not suggest tackling it all at once. Not only that, he’s also going to shoot it in 70mm, fill the screen with an orgy of visual splendor, and bring in super-famous people like Robin Williams to play even the smallest parts. Director Alfred HitchcockCinematography Bernard Knowles, Setting up the crane shot in Young and Innocent (1937). And fly they do. And remember that Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American actor to win an Oscar, and think how far — or not so far — we’ve come*. Some of these long movies inflate the familiar three-act structure to epic proportions, while others use their expanded lengths to stretch out and wander into unexpected places. Watch and prepare to be awed. “In a certain manner,” said Angelopoulos of his propensity for the long take, “each shot is a living thing, with a breath of its own, that consists of inhaling and exhaling. The reduced release flopped; the original is one of the spaghetti-western auteur’s masterworks, an epic of the American dream. How did the camera get out through the bars on the window? One of his lesser known titles, made after the magisterial The Travelling Players (1975), The Hunters exists in multiple time periods between 1949 and 1976, and features a temporal-law shattering shot that crosses eras without a cut, as a man walks from the beach into town, from 1949 to 1963. As if those three films weren’t enough, Dekalog basically represents ten more masterworks, each based on one of the Ten Commandments. Whether you find it an insipid “orgy of immorality” or an example of “mainlining cinema for three hours,” you won’t be bored. Sergio Leone’s gangster opus spanned 229 minutes in its original European cut — the director initially wanted to release it in two three-hour parts — then got reduced to 139 minutes by its American distributors with the predictable effects of arbitrarily disemboweling 90 minutes of a film. In 186 minutes, it’s a gripping exploration of how seemingly good people can convince themselves to do the work of totalitarian regimes. Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton play the titular socialists and Jack Nicholson shows up to play Eugene O’Neill (offering an unintentional preview of Something’s Gotta Give). This is a process that cannot accept any interference; it must have a natural opening and fading.”, Director Andrei TarkovskyCinematography Sven Nykvist. Director Brian De PalmaCinematography Stephen H. Burum. Director Michelangelo AntonioniCinematography Luciano Tovoli, Filming the climax of The Passenger (1975), Few pleasures in home cinema are greater than listening to Jack Nicholson’s sotto voce growl on the DVD commentary track of The Passenger, not least his description of the film’s monumental penultimate shot, through the barred window of a hotel custom-built to be pulled apart and repositioned as the camera makes its impossible move. Dekalog (1989)Recently rereleased by the Criterion Collection, Dekalog is the ten-part triumph of the great Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski, best known for his Three Colors trilogy. Standing tall over any and all pretenders to the one-take-wonder, Sokurov’s 99-minute, single-take journey through the Russian State Hermitage Museum proves as thrilling a viewing experience as it is a rigorous formal and intellectual exercise – more so, certainly, than Peter Greenaway’s similar, abbreviated experiment in 3x3D (2013). Ingmar Bergman’s epic about two siblings in the early 20th century comprises 312 minutes in its original, four-part TV version; the abridged film comes in at 188 minutes. His longest film. The one cited as one of the great opening shots in cinema. By neptune Russian movie Let's take a look at the rich tradition of Russian cinema this week. At 183 minutes and with a level of intensity that, on a scale of one-to-ten, ranks somewhere in the triple digits, the movie is not what you’d call easygoing, but you’ll certainly end up with a new appreciation for the possibilities of roulette, not to mention the toll of ’Nam. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)Okay, so maybe the third installation of Peter Jackson’s remarkable adaptation of J.R.R. It is Tarkovsky's longest and most violent film, and was only available in heavily cut versions until The Criterion Collection DVD release in 1999, which restored the … Kenneth Branagh has no time for your mess. Fanny and Alexander (1982)You know a movie’s long when even the short version tops three hours. Director Martin ScorseseCinematography Michael Ballhaus, “I like doing that kind of thing,” said Scorsese of perhaps his most iconic sequence, Ray Liotta’s entrance with Lorraine Bracco through the back of the Copacabana club in GoodFellas. We wouldn’t necessarily suggest marathoning these films back-to-back, but watching them one at a time is an experience worth clearing your schedule for. Gandalf would be so proud. Or the previous year’s Gravity? And these are 12 of the most masterful. Directed by Tarkovsky’s most dedicated follower, Dead Man’s Letters is arguably the darkest Soviet movie yet. Ben Schwartz and His Cornrows Appear in the New Trailer for Sia’s Movie, Dr. Dre Now Recovering From Brain Aneurysm. Andrei Rublev is arguably the most accessible of Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky’s films. Subscribe now for exclusive offers and the best of cinema. War film is a film genre concerned with warfare, typically about naval, air, or land battles, with combat scenes central to the drama. Whatever they’re aware of is your failure as a director.”. As a result, each take used up to a whole roll of film and lasts up to 10 minutes. It's a data used to compare films from their editing style : how often do they cut, how long do the shots last. Unpicking elements of the production process with scenes within a scene, it finds all manner of compositional elements within a single take of staggering virtuosity. Best of Youth (2003)Like Fanny and Alexander, Best of Youth was originally envisioned as a four-part miniseries, then received a shorter theatrical cut. Well, three or four. Promising Young Woman 2020 720p WEBSCR 800MB x264-GalaxyRG. But that, by its nature, had to show it, because it told the plot. Magnolia (1999)Almost a companion piece to Altman’s Short Cuts, Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 collection of interlocking stories in Los Angeles has an urgent longing; these are stories of people who are trying their best and failing, and begging for forgiveness. ====== ANNOUNCEMENTS: WEEK 24: Michael and Storm's Birthday Special (Jan. 12, 18, 2021) - It's mine and Storm's birthday on January 13th, so as per tradition the themes are chosen by us. JFK (1991)Oliver Stone’s Nixon was also long enough to make this list, but the director’s thriller about the assassination of John F. Kennedy is, frankly, the film you will remember when you’re old and gray. An old man scratching his shoulder, a boy is throwing stones. The Deer Hunter (1978)Michael Cimino’s Vietnam War masterpiece boasts landmark performances from three of Hollywood’s most notable performers of the last half-century — Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep — as well as the final role of John Cazale, who had one of the most unfortunately abbreviated acting careers we’ve ever seen. Tarr matched the length of his film with the length of his takes, which often reach ten minutes without interruption. So complete a synthesis of Tarkovskian elements is at play in the final moments of his final film, that it can’t help but take on an elegiac quality, especially given the director’s knowledge of his failing health. But the trick is not minding that it hurts. M ore than three decades after his passing, the films of Andrei Tarkovsky retain their ability to startle and astonish, as if they were transmissions from another universe. I am blinded by the red flags as Em probably should be blinded by the sun she has been shouting at all afternoon. But here there was a reason to do it all in one shot.”, It’s as rich and smooth as a Sinatra showstopper, and much of the credit has to go to steadicam operator Larry McConkey, who had the entire scene blocked, lit and shot before lunch. “It’s only the bad things that [audiences] are aware of, isn’t it? Nevertheless, it shares the same essential qualities as those later films in that it relies more on mood and atmosphere … *Sorry, there was a problem signing you up. His next film has had the Hollywood remake treatment. Come for the Technicolor journey through the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, and stay for the tempestuous relationship between bull-headed Scarlett O’Hara (the magnificent Vivien Leigh) and dashing rogue Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). ©2021 British Film Institute. But while the separate parts do have some differences — part one focuses on Stacy Martin’s Young Joe and is slightly less dark; part two concentrates on Charlotte Gainsbourg’s older Joe and is, uh, really dark — they really do make one large, disturbing whole and, in that way, are consummate von Trier. An Investigation into Joshua Bassett’s “Lie Lie Lie”, What does “Lie Lie Lie” tell us about the current. While most cinematic films have a broad theatrical release in multiple locations through normal distribution channels, some of the longest films are experimental in nature or created for art gallery installations, having never been simultaneously released to multiple screens or intended for mainstream audiences. The Player (8:05) Robert Altman introduces viewers to all The Player’s major characters in his film’s … While Stanley Kubrick was never shy about letting his movies breathe, Barry Lyndon has the honor of being his longest work: At 203 minutes, it’s longer than both 2001: A Space Odyssey and Eyes Wide Shut. Employing a series of fades with all the properties of a sigh to join his luxurious long-take visual pattern, the rhythm of the film feels like a series of breaths drawn, held and exhaled. Given that it's Tarkovsky's longest film, I tentatively approached Andrei Rublev as if it were a behemoth, which would require the patience, focus and aptitude of the most demanding Lav Diaz or Béla Tarr features. Hitchcock’s camera starts in the hotel lobby, moves up and across the adjacent ballroom, over the dancing crowd and into the bandstand, settling on a tight close-up of a blackfaced drummer, locking onto his eyes as they furiously begin to twitch. 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