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Keeping it Long: Why filmmakers use the long-take and its relevance to a modern cinema audience? Stephen Murphy

Keeping it Long: Why filmmakers use the long-take and its relevance to a modern cinema audience?

Stephen Murphy

Published December 2nd 2012
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80 pages
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The intention of this book is to try to determine who uses the long-take, why they use it and whether it still has relevance to a modern cinema audience? In trying to establish which filmmakers tend to utilize the technique I shall discuss auteurMoreThe intention of this book is to try to determine who uses the long-take, why they use it and whether it still has relevance to a modern cinema audience? In trying to establish which filmmakers tend to utilize the technique I shall discuss auteur theory. The reasoning to why directors choose this form of (or lack of) editing will be examined with references to the male gaze, Andre Bazin and Colin MacCabe’s (et al) notions of the real and the paradox of the filmmaker’s motives. The origins of the long-take will be highlighted concentrating on the Lumiere brother’s contribution to cinematic form, through to the constantly changing technological developments and its influence on the form from the introduction of sound through to computer gaming. Who I perceive to be this modern cinema audience will be determined and how other (new) media mould their viewing tastes.