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[on why he likes long takes]: You know I like the continuity, because you have a special tension. Everybody is much more concentrated than when you have these short takes. And I like very much to build things, to conceive the scenes, how we can turn around somebody, you know, all the movements implied in these shots. It's like a play, and how we can tell something, tell something about life...
Gus Van Sant
cites him as a huge influence on his later work, beginning with
, when Gus Van Sant began using very long uninterrupted takes.
Screenplay and/or source novel by László Krasznahorkai