Jaws and Spider-Man, two films with scenes that took much longer than expected to shoot for their director.
make a movie it’s not easy at all. To achieve the desired result, the effort of many people involved in the project is required: good reviews, blockbuster film and then on platforms such as Netflix.
Unlike short films, music videos or plays, the size of a film is on a larger scale, although it always depends largely on the genre, the investment, location, talent of the actors and other factors.
So to reach a perfect scene or shot It is essential that both the director and the actors and other members of the work team are synchronized like the Swiss watch to avoid many repetitions. That’s why rehearsing for repeating lines or actions are essential, even if even that doesn’t guarantee total satisfaction or success.
Steven Spielberg, one of the directors with the longest career in Hollywood.
Next, 9 movie scenes which have had to be shot many times, both for their level of complexity and for the duration, which the site reveals PQNA.
1. Mark Zuckerberg argues with his girlfriend Social network (2010)
Rooney Mara and Jesse Eisenberg had to repeat the same scene for 99 times and it took 2 days to film the 6-minute bar conversation. It was the first scene of the film and the director David Fincher he was finally satisfied.
In Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg sitting in a bar.
2. Peter Parker saves lunch a Spiderman (2002)
Computer generated images (CGI) apart, Tobey Maguire done everything after 156 attempts. In the complex scene, he had to rescue Mary Jane as she slipped and at the same time take her lunch onto the tray, all with one hand. Great result.
Tobey Maguire and Kristen Dunst in the Spider-Man movie.
3. The tramp meets a young woman City lights (1931)
The scene is about the meeting Chaplin with the blind flower girl interpreted Virginia Cherrill. The protagonist was also the director of the film, and the level of demanding of him was evident in this scene that It lasts 3 minutes and has been shot 342 times. Sure, it was another time.
The unmistakable image of Charles Chaplin.
4. Fight between the fans the young teacher (1980)
Fans don’t forget the fight of white fans, where Ah Lung uses a beautiful fan to amaze her opponent. That scene took a long time to shoot 329 shots and it has become an icon because “earned” the reputation of being extremely perfectionist for Jackie Chanwho was also a director and screenwriter.
The complex fight scenes, like in The Young Master.
5. Fight in the hall old boy (2003)
On the set the actor Choi Min Sik had to repeat the scene for 3 days and everything had to be in one go, as they didn’t want to use CGI. The South Korean actor would later claim that they were between 16 or 17 shots doing it and that almost always ended exhausted.
The hallway fight scene in Oldboy left the South Korean actor exhausted.
6. “Where’s the bourbon,” Darling’s question continues Only girls in jazz (1959)
You know Marilyn Monroe he had some difficulties shooting the film, such as remembering his lines. For example, in this particular scene, her character simply had to walk into the room, search the drawers and ask “Where’s the bourbon?”. But Monroe couldn’t remember. They recorded it 59 times and ended up eliminating it.
Only girls in jazz, with Marilyn Monroe.
7. Quint picks up a harpoon Shark (1975)
They say the director Steven Spielberg He took advantage of his reputation and returned to entertain his work team. Apparently the scene where actor Robert Shaw picks up a harpoon and they filmed up to 50 shots was not necessary. How come? They claim they did it because at the time the specialists were repairing a mechanical shark they needed.
Filming on Jaws by Steven Spielberg was hell.
8. Football match Dragon Lord (1982)
The scene itself is one of the longest: 10 minutes. But around her we are talking about truly surprising times and repetitions. They say that it took 40 days to shoot, and director Jackie Chan had to repeat the same take 2,900 times so that everything went exactly as I wanted.
The 10 minute “eternal” scene that they say took 40 days to shoot.
9. Wendy with the baseball bat on The glow (1980)
English director, screenwriter, producer and photographer Stanley Kubrick He was an unnecessarily perfectionist. During the filming of the film, he became an actress Shelley Duvall repeat the baseball bat scene where she must have looked terribly nervous 127 times.
The Shining, a Stanley Kubrick classic.