Director of Sixth Sense It will take one of the paths of greatest technical demand in the cinematographic field. According to latest reports, M. Night Shyamalan he plans for his next film to consist of a single sequence shot. So brace yourselves, because there will be no brakes on the next tour that the celebrated filmmaker takes us, undoubtedly riddled with distinctive twists of the screw. How strong will the shaking be?
The website JoBlo recently interviewed Shyamalan, on the occasion of the upcoming third season of Servant, for which he serves as director and executive producer. When asked the question of how his experience in television has influenced his current cinematographic style, the director said that he always tries to innovate with each of his projects. And he added that his next movie will be a «Continuous shot».
Continuous shots, or sequence shots, are a technique that is recurrently present in films of various kinds (we saw just one exquisite example in Titane by Julia Ducournau) and that can be extended for several minutes. Yet few filmmakers have ventured to make a film as a whole an uninterrupted camera tour.
From the last decade, films such as Birdman by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and 1917 by Sam Mendes, which although not completely shot in sequence, uses visual tricks and meticulous editing to emulate continuous shots that last more than an hour.
Within the genres of horror and suspense, characteristic of M. Night Shyamalan, let us also remember the case of Alfred Hitchcock and his thriller The rope from 1948. This eighty-minute film is famous for telling its story in real time and for being edited in such a way as to appear to have no break between takes. Will Shyamalan want to live up to that legendary filmmaker with his next film?
And although the fifty-year-old director did not reveal the title of that film – to be shot as a sequence shot – it is probably about Knock at the Cabin, a thriller announced a couple of months ago. The plot of the film remains in the shadows; We only know that Shyamalan writes and directs, plus Dave Bautista is featured as a star. Universal Pictures is scheduled to release on February 3, 2023.
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