If you are interested in the process of filmmaking this film is a must-see. The behind the scenes feature (below) suggests that you will be following the main characters in one long shot. No cuts, just one long scene.
The concept of producing a movie in one shot is mind-blowing to me. While I am hopeful that it is one continuous shot, I am unsure of how they are able to do this in an action movie. I imagine there will be some clever digital splicing as it will inevitably be made up of lots of shorter clips. However, the challenge of continuity must have been immense.
The featurette with Director Sam Mendes, Director of Photography Roger Deakins and Producer Pippa Harris talk about the idea and some of the challenges. For example, how they had to wait for weather conditions to be right and also had to rig up various setups to keep the camera moving with the characters, sometimes running, other times on a wire and also on a jeep, but with no breaks in between.
I have never seen this done before and can not wait to see how it affects the feel of the movie. The video below is well worth a watch and the music score by Thomas Newman is tremendous too.
Here is the trailer.
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Also, feel free to comment on the idea of a one-shot movie.