Children of Men — The Oner of Opposites

What makes a long take successful and why do so many fail? In this video essay, A Matter of Film breaks down a one take scene from Alfonso Cuarón’s dystopian drama, Children of Men, illustrating that what makes this long take so effective is how perfectly it serves the story.

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The Long Take

Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi Thriller

Alfonso Cuarón

Children of Men