You reminded me I wanted to watch this, which I did and it was great.Oh the other day I saw Uncut Gems and it's fuckin classsss although not as good as Good Time. Adam Sandler is fuckin amazing in it haha. And it's definitely one of the most entertaining films of the year by a mile.
I read today that Victoria was done in 15 minute sections. I know, wow.I haven't seen it yet but the trailer thing irritated the shit out of me when I realised that it was pretending to be a single-shot movie but it's actually a single shot cobbled together from multiple shots. That's cheating in my book. It's no Russian Arc or Victoria in other words. I'll probably go and see it anyway so I can give out from a position of authority.
No I think it was one take...I read today that Victoria was done in 15 minute sections. I know, wow.
Great, I feel better now.No I think it was one take...
The film was shot in a single long take by Sturla Brandth Grøvlen [de] from about 4:30 AM to 7:00 AM on 27 April 2014 in the Kreuzberg and Mitte neighborhoods.The script consisted of twelve pages, with most of the dialogue being improvised.
To get financers onboard, director Sebastian Schipper promised to deliver a version using traditional shot cutting as “plan B” if he couldn’t achieve the final product in a true single take. The cut version was filmed first, over ten days, as a series of ten-minute takes, so that Schipper would have a completed film in the bag even if the one-take version failed. Schipper has characterized the cut version as “not good”. The budget permitted only three attempts at the one-take version. According to Schipper, the first attempt was dull because the actors were too cautious, being afraid to make mistakes; the second attempt was the opposite, as the actors went “crazy”. Schipper says he became “angry” and “terrified” after seeing the second take and realizing he had only one chance left; in a subsequent meeting, he gave the cast a “hairdryer speech ... [it] was not a meeting that ended in hugs and 'good talk.' It was crazy. But the tension was built on knowing we wanted the same thing”. Schipper believes the final attempt was successful because there was an element of “aggression” missing from the other versions.
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