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25th Apr '16 11:47:39 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[UncomfortableElevatorMoment Ever get on an elevator with someone you really don't want to talk to?]]]]

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-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/gods-and-generals-2003-ronald-f-maxwell/ on]] ''Film/GodsAndGenerals''

Sometimes a single shot goes on for a very, very long time. Though this is usually a bad thing when done to [[{{Padding}} stretch the film]] and/or [[NoBudget its budget]], it can also be [[TropesAreTools done deliberately for artistic reasons]], such as showcasing particularly good-looking visuals, establishing more lifelike pacing, or increasing tension (because NothingIsScarier). It can also serve as a thematic device: for example, a director might illustrate the lonely and mundane life of a solo astronaut by showing him going about his daily routine, never speaking a word because there's nobody to talk to.

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-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment -->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/gods-and-generals-2003-ronald-f-maxwell/ on]] ''Film/GodsAndGenerals''

''Film/GodsAndGenerals.''

Sometimes a single shot goes on for a very, very long time. Though this is usually a bad thing when done to [[{{Padding}} stretch the film]] and/or [[NoBudget its budget]], budget,]] it can also be [[TropesAreTools done deliberately for artistic reasons]], reasons,]] such as showcasing particularly good-looking visuals, establishing more lifelike pacing, or increasing tension (because NothingIsScarier). It can also serve as a thematic device: for For example, a director might illustrate the lonely and mundane life of a solo astronaut by showing him going about his daily routine, never speaking a word because there's nobody to talk to.






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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rZdAB4V_j8 This]] campaign advertisement for Mike Gravel, in which, to quote Jon Stewart, "the message is not 'vote for Gravel' as much as '[[TheRing seven days after watching this video, you are going to die]].'" In the video, Gravel stares at the camera for several minutes and then walks away after tossing a rock into a lake. A second video shows Gravel stoking a campfire and then the camera focuses on the fire for several minutes.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rZdAB4V_j8 This]] campaign advertisement for Mike Gravel, in which, to quote Jon Stewart, Stewart: "the message is not 'vote for Gravel' as much as '[[TheRing '[[Literature/TheRing seven days after watching this video, you are going to die]].'" die.]]'" In the video, Gravel stares at the camera for several minutes and then walks away after tossing a rock into a lake. A second video shows Gravel stoking a campfire and then the camera focuses on the fire for several minutes.



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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' uses these frequently, due to losing most of its animation budget in the second half of its run and having roughly pocket change left after the action sequences were done. [[TropesAreNotBad However, to the credit of the creators]], and [[ContemplateOurNavels considering the show's decided fight against the human condtion]], [[ShowDontTell these moments amount to a clever, clear, and precise presentation of the characters]]. These moments include:

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' uses these frequently, due to losing most of its animation budget in the second half of its run and having roughly pocket change left after the action sequences were done. [[TropesAreNotBad However, to the credit of the creators]], creators,]] and [[ContemplateOurNavels considering the show's decided fight against the human condtion]], condition,]] [[ShowDontTell these moments amount to a clever, clear, and precise presentation of the characters]]. characters.]] These moments include:



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKSa6BgoRCY&feature=related The elevator ride with Rei and Asuka]]. The Directors Cut version at least mixes it a little bit up. That is to say, Asuka moves briefly and only once. What makes the scene especially unsettling is that Rei ''[[UncannyValley never blinks]]''. The same shot is reused in ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion: 2.0]]'', but for a much shorter amount of time (making its inclusion a bit of a joke for fans).

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKSa6BgoRCY&feature=related com/watch?v=kKSa6BgoRCY The elevator ride with Rei and Asuka]]. Asuka.]] The Directors Director's Cut version at least mixes it a little bit up. That is to say, Asuka moves briefly and only once. What makes the scene especially unsettling is that Rei ''[[UncannyValley never blinks]]''. blinks.]]'' The same shot is reused re-used in ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion: 2.0]]'', 0,]]'' but for a much shorter amount of time (making its inclusion a bit of a joke for fans).



* The video for the NewOrder song "Round And Round" is merely a series of black and white shots of the heads and shoulders of various women, with random colored pictures spliced in. However, an alternate version exists, where the only shot is one woman. For the entirety of the music video.

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* The video for the NewOrder Music/NewOrder song "Round And and Round" is merely a series of black and white shots of the heads and shoulders of various women, with random colored pictures spliced in. However, an alternate version exists, where the only shot is one woman. For the entirety of the music video.
25th Apr '16 9:01:25 AM pinkdalek
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' opens with an extended starfield doing absolutely nothing for minutes. This had been intended to be the backdrop for an OpeningCrawl, but the text was cut for being redundant (as Barret provides a LectureAsExposition to Cloud a few minutes later).

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
*** The game
opens with an extended FMV of a starfield doing absolutely nothing for minutes. a ridiculous amount of time. This had been intended to be the backdrop for an OpeningCrawl, but the text was cut for being redundant (as Barret provides a LectureAsExposition to Cloud a few minutes later).later).
*** Did you [[TheWindowOrTheStairs decide to take the stairs]] when invading Shinra HQ? Enjoy climbing 60 flights of identical stairs in real time. Yeah.
22nd Apr '16 7:19:02 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The soon to be released experimental film ''Ambiance'' takes this to [[UpToEleven its logical apothiosis]]. The film is ''30 days'' (yes, '''days''') long, and was supposedly done in one take. Heck, even the trailer recently released is ''7 hours long'' and is nothing but the two actors in the entire film doing cryptic stuff as the camera stays in one spot.

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* The soon to be released experimental film ''Ambiance'' takes this to [[UpToEleven its logical apothiosis]]. The film is ''30 days'' (yes, '''days''') long, and was supposedly done in one take. Heck, even Even the trailer recently released is ''7 hours long'' and is nothing but the two actors in the entire film doing cryptic stuff as the camera stays in one spot.
22nd Apr '16 12:15:25 PM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Rinoa floating in space. This would've been agonizing [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt if anyone actually thought she was going to die]].

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
**''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' opens with an extended starfield doing absolutely nothing for minutes. This had been intended to be the backdrop for an OpeningCrawl, but the text was cut for being redundant (as Barret provides a LectureAsExposition to Cloud a few minutes later).
**''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'':
Rinoa floating in space. This would've been agonizing [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt if anyone actually thought she was going to die]].
19th Apr '16 9:40:58 AM PatPayne
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* The soon to be released experimental film ''Ambiance'' takes this to [[UpToEleven its logical apothiosis]]. The film is ''30 days'' (yes, '''days''') long, and was supposedly done in one take. Heck, even the trailer recently released is ''7 hours long'' and is nothing but the two actors in the entire film doing cryptic stuff as the camera stays in one spot.
18th Apr '16 3:35:19 PM Berrenta
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Often used in conjunction with SceneryPorn. See also {{Padding}} and TheOner. Compare OverlyLongGag. Might lead to GetOnWithItAlready.

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Often used in conjunction with SceneryPorn. See also {{Padding}} and TheOner. Compare OverlyLongGag. Might lead to GetOnWithItAlready.
OverlyLongGag.
8th Mar '16 11:54:26 AM najhoant
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** ''Film/DangerDeathRay'' has a couple of scenes in the beginning. First in when a bunch of scientists are entering a secret base. After they are cleared through the checkpoint, the film spends over ten seconds just looking at the feed of a security camera with ''nothing of interest happening at all''. Finally, Crow just cries out ''Okay?!''. Later, the camera tracks all the members of the conference just walking through a hallway and taking an elevator downstairs.
-->'''Mike:''' They really have captured the grandeur of white guys walking in herds.
21st Feb '16 11:09:25 AM nombretomado
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* The entirety of the [[TheStinger second stinger]] of ''Film/TheAvengers''. A couple of minutes of the heroes sitting in a restaurant, eating at a leisurely pace and saying nothing. It's also a BrickJoke since after the climactic battle, Tony Stark casually asks if anyone wants to get Schwarma later.

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* The entirety of the [[TheStinger second stinger]] of ''Film/TheAvengers''.''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. A couple of minutes of the heroes sitting in a restaurant, eating at a leisurely pace and saying nothing. It's also a BrickJoke since after the climactic battle, Tony Stark casually asks if anyone wants to get Schwarma later.
17th Feb '16 11:53:57 PM FortunateKitsune
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* This crops up in ''Film/IAmLegend''. The scene where [[spoiler:Will Smith's character is hurt in the leg and must crawl away from the Infected]] is particularly notable.

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* This crops up in ''Film/IAmLegend''. The scene where [[spoiler:Will Smith's character is hurt in the has a leg injury and must crawl away from the Infected]] is particularly notable.
16th Feb '16 10:30:51 PM Katsuhagi
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* The anime adaptation of ''[[Manga/AkuNoHana Flowers Of Evil]]'' did this alot, in places where that could be read in a few seconds in the manga. Particularly scenes with a lot of walking, notably episodes 8 and 11. It's possible this happened because the series was trying to stay accurate to the manga, yet end the episodes on cliffhangers, so this was {{Padding}} episodes so they could end on said cliffhangers.

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* The anime adaptation of ''[[Manga/AkuNoHana Flowers Of Evil]]'' did this alot, a lot, in places where that could be read in a few seconds in the manga. Particularly scenes with a lot of walking, notably episodes 8 and 11. It's possible this happened because the series was trying to stay accurate to the manga, yet end the episodes on cliffhangers, so this was {{Padding}} episodes so they could end on said cliffhangers.
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