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Understanding Alfonso Cuaron’s Long Takes

In the below video essay, Nathan Shapiro dissects one of director Alfonso Cuarón’s signature moves: the long take.

Examining scenes from his films including Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Children of Men, Shapiro discusses what these scenes convey, both in terms of narrative and emotion.

Watch below.