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Examining the Long Takes of ‘Louie’

Forrest Wickman examines how FX series Louie frequently uses long takes to heighten comedic moments.

He writes, “Long takes can serve many purposes—to make you feel part of the action, to draw attention to themselves—but in Louie they typically provide a sense of real-time, everyday suspense. If the quintessential Louie episode summary is ‘Louie has a challenging day,’ these shots allow us to see how the most mundane situations can deteriorate moment to moment.”

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