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Behind the Five-Minute Long Take in ‘Daredevil’

The second episode of Netflix’s Daredevil ends with a five-and-a-half minute fight sequence that was impressively conceived and filmed as one long take.

As actor Charlie Cox explains to SlashFilm, “We dedicated our whole day to it. The first half of the day was just the camera movements. And then we got into, it was as you know it’s one take, so we had to get everything right. Each attempt that we had at it. And it’s incredibly tricky because it’s not like a long tracking shot with two people speaking, it’s a long tracking shot with people punching. And if one punch doesn’t land, it no longer works. It ceases to work as a scene. So I think we did it 12 times. I think three of them we made it all the way through to the end. And one of them was the one in the show, which is kind of almost flawless. I mean, it’s very hard to pick holes in that.”

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