Russian Ark

What's so weird about the film titled RUSSIAN ARK? It's 90-some minutes long--and shot entirely in one continuous take. The camera--a special digital one--was turned on and never turned off for the duration of the shoot. They had to try four times before they suceeded.

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 13, 2009
     Category: Movies | Technology | Russia

One word answer to your "Why?"; Art!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/13/09 at 11:19 AM
I would give it a shot. It looks gorgeous.
They must have spent an absolute mint just on the costuming.
Posted by AGFH on 02/13/09 at 11:23 AM
I don't know AGFH, I like a film with more substance. And the more substance getting blown up, shot up, and generally destroyed the better.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/13/09 at 12:11 PM
True, having a T3 show up and take out everybody would be pretty cool.
Posted by AGFH on 02/13/09 at 12:39 PM
Eh, I've watched continuous movies of my nephews that were longer, or at least they seemed longer.
Posted by Viceman48 on 02/13/09 at 12:45 PM
I think you've been scammed by a hoax. is an autism-treatment cliic.
Posted by Duke of URL on 02/13/09 at 01:40 PM
I remember hearing about that when it came out, and it seemed to me that, like Steve said, it can't be all that great if the only draw was that it's all one take. I mean, that kind of thing is done every day - it's called theatre. This just happens to be on a bigger scale.
Posted by Leshka on 02/13/09 at 03:37 PM
AGFH, I agree. the budget must have been astounding for all the replicas. They look flawless.
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/14/09 at 01:30 AM
can't do it. it's a chick flick and although i'm a chick i don't do chick flicks!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/14/09 at 01:56 AM
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