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I just caught this movie at the Calgary International Film Festival. The gimmick is that the entire movie was filmed in one continuous shot; the plot is basically about what happens when a man's new car is taken over by a mysterious voice on the vehicle's navigation system. What follows from there is good enough to make you forget about the gimmick of the continuous shot, but it's not really great. For the first 15 minutes or so, I was actually more interested in trying to figure out where the movie was taking place than what was happening to the main character.
Director Robert Lynn took questions after the showing at the festival and gave some interesting background about the making of the movie. They evidently couldn't film onto tape--since digital tapes max out at 63 minutes--so they taped a computer hard drive to the camera and shot it straight to disk. He also claimed that they did five different takes of the movie, one of which featured an unplanned flat tire. The voice of "Harvey" was broadcast from a trailing car into actor David Alford's bluetooth headset during the filming. However, the connection got lost about 2/3 of the way through the movie (when Alford spits out of his car window). Remarkably, Alford was somehow able to do the rest of the take (with appropriate timing and everything) from memory. The people on the streets of the city also weren't aware that a movie was being filmed; supposedly, you can see someone diving out of the way when a gun is being fired at one point.
Overall, I'd say it's a well-done attempt to realize an ambitious movie-making idea, and worth a look.
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