Framing the Picture: The Long Take and Terror in Children of Men

Through a close reading of the opening scene from Children of Men, Matt Marlin illustrates how Alfonso Cuarón’s use of the long take helps establish the hopeless, terror-filled world of the film, setting the tone for the remainder of the film.


Directing Openings & Endings

The Long Take

Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi Thriller

Alfonso Cuarón

Children of Men