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‘The One I Love’ Director on Shooting a One-Location Movie

Director Charlie McDowell talks to Filmmaker Magazine about the challenges of shooting a one-location movie.

Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass in

The One I Love

. Photo by Doug Emmett.

He says, “My film, The One I Love, primarily takes place in one location with only two actors, so one thing that was important for me to do to hold the attention of my audience was to come up with a visual language that kept curiosities moving forward. There were only so many angles and so much real estate we could cover without scenes feeling habitual and stagnant. As the characters began to change (this is me trying very hard not to use “character arcs” right here), the way we photographed them started to reshape as well.”

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