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The Camera Dances: The Art of the “Long Take”

This program requires registration

Thursday, July 23, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

94 spaces available

Join us for week 2 of our 4 part Cinematic Series featuring film historian Max Alvarez.

Week 2 - The Camera Dances: The Art of the “Long Take”

Choreographing a moving camera with actors is very difficult, but designing a lengthy, uninterrupted camera sequence can be difficult for everyone involved. The results, however, can also be exhilarating and well worth the effort. In this exciting session, film historian Max Alvarez takes us through a history and art of the “long take” in films by Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Max Ophuls, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, and other directors who encouraged their cameramen and stars to embrace technical challenges for maximum audience impact.

About the Presenter

Max Alvarez is an author, film historian, and speaker on world cinematic culture. A former visiting scholar for The Smithsonian Institution and museum film curator, Max currently teaches film history for John Jay College's continuing education program, Sundays at JASA, in Manhattan. He is author of The Crime Films of Anthony Mann (University Press of Mississippi) and a major contributor to Thornton Wilder/New Perspectives (Northwestern University Press).

This program will take place on Zoom. All registrants will be emailed the link.

Need help registering? Email Susie at sskerrett@darienlibrary.org

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