Originally Posted by iamian
Just to nitpick: Is it really one take when the take includes CGI?
I am so glad someone else brought that up. Pretty sure if I'd brought it up the word "nit picking" would be mild compared to the accusations of "thread-crapping", hating every movie of the last 30 years, obsessing over the length of takes, comparing it in plot, story, character, theme and audience response to 2001: A Space Odyssey and on and on.
While so many have been apparently astounded and heap high praise on the filmmakers for a long take in a scene utilizing that much CGI, I wonder if they know there is almost no reason to cut away from such a scene if it primarily exists in cyber-space. I mean, it isn't as though someone had to yell "cut!" because the film crew had to tear down the sound equipment, camera rigs, lighting and video village on one side of the sound stage in order to move everything to the other side of the sound stage to capture the scene from another angle. It could not possibly have been as difficult and risky a logistic feat as, say, the long take at the beginning of Touch of Evil
or just about any of the 10 minute takes in Rope
um...also, no, I am not now comparing Gravity
in plot, story, character, theme and audience response to Touch of Evil
, nor does my questioning the high praise of Gravity
for such a "feat" mean I hate every movie made since 1970. So anyone wanting to make hay with this post based on such a bizarre assertion...well, what the hell, never mind, go ahead and knock yourselves out! LOL!