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But what impressed me most about the THE LONGEST DAY, as a filmmaker myself, was the beginning of the battle at Ouistreham, France. The shot is an amazingly long, single-take, helicopter sequence of events lasting 1-minute and 25-seconds. Unbelievable! For even modern films that like to push the single take limit, 1:25 is an outstanding effort.
Just watch this superior shot that opens the video clip from the Ouistreham battle. I can't imagine the time it took to choreograph all the actors, explosions, and gunfire to land right on cue with the movement of the helicopter and camera. This is a shot you don't want to do more than once. A do-over would require at least a couple days or more to reset for a Take-2. And no telling what it would cost. Again, quite outstanding work.
ENJOY THE OUISTREHAM CLIP HERE:
SOME STILLS FROM THE OUISTREHAM BATTLE
ENJOY THE LONGEST DAY TRAILER HERE: