The 15 Greatest Opening Long Takes in Cinema History


The long take consists of an uninterrupted shot, a shot longer than usual that doesn’t have a cut. Some filmmakers like Max Ophüls, Alexander Sokurov or Michael Haneke, among many others, are recognized for their predilection for the long take. There are many examples and ways to make one, and every film technique is valid. […]

The 12 Best Movies That Deal With Nuclear Fears and Effects

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As he approached his death, Akira Kurosawa explained how the Hiroshima bombing led to the Cold War by stating, “happiness will never be possible given such origins”. The end of the World War II changed world history forever, and made everyone question about humanity, science and society on our planet. Many of these questions came […]

The 15 Best Movies Influenced by Bertolt Brecht’s Theater Techniques

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Since the beginning of cinema, the theater has been a major influence on the medium. Cinematic staging is largely based on precepts from the theater. Though cinema developed its own language, a lot of traces of theater are still present. To point out the obvious, most acting techniques come directly from theater. Perhaps in Hollywood […]

10 Great Films Influenced by The Cinema of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

All About My Mother

“Every decent director has only one subject, and finally makes the same film over and over again. My subject is the exploitability of feelings, whoever might be the one exploiting them. It never ends, it’s a permanent theme. Whether the state exploits patriotism, or whether in a couple relationship, one partner destroys the other” – […]