You know i didnt think that it was the best movie in the world, BUT I absolutely loved the coordinated long shots that they did numerous times. My favorite is the one the night after in the hotel room and they head to their escape vessel at the end. It was about an 11 minute + or - shot which is soooo hard to pull off. I bet they did it a couple times but man.
As a filmmaker it is easier to do long shots like that in one take. Much easier because when you go to edit its just one shot with no cuts. Really awesome filmmaking just not the best film.
well, as a filmmaker it is VEEERRRRRY hard to do that. It helps the actors because they can stay in character better. Hopefully they didn't do more than one or two "full takes" of the war scene. Each one probably cost $100,000 to shoot with all the choreography. I can't believe that they did it without crossing over into the crew section. I must believe that they did, and later they edited them out, and edited explosions and things back in. It was just too perfect.
Yeah watch that scene i mentioned again, notice the lens and how blood spatters on it then later it disapears. I watched it a few times and i couldnt see a cut. If they edited that it was a great edit, they had to be right on when filming each take to edit that so well.
I mean you cant draw out blood when it is on the lens.
Unique- that is one of my favorite shots in the entire movie. The whole thing had great cinematography and great acting (but Clive Owen is always a BA so what do you expect? I still need to see Shoot 'Em Up)