Classic movie scenes filmed in just one take
"They did that in one take" is always an impressive statement to make about any film, but it actually carries two different meanings. On one hand, getting a scene down in a single take can mean everyone involved experienced a moment of genius, perfect execution, or just pure dumb luck, and the scene was completed on the first try. On the other, it can also mean that actors and crew members went over an elaborate sequence any number of times, practicing every line and every camera movement until they were able to execute a gorgeous sequence with a single unbroken shot. The two have very different meanings for the people making the film, but in both cases they produce movie magic for the audience. Here are some of the best examples of both versions of one-take magic, from perfectly choreographed tracking shots to an iconic song recorded perfectly on the first try.