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Thunder Road Film Techniques

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Day in the life film “Thunder Road” (Jim Cummings, 2016) won the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with one shot – a single long take. James gives a eulogy at his mother’s funeral, a painful situation portrayed as dramatic and comedic. In this short film stylistic choices indicate realism in a character driven story of James mourning. A single long take technique is used to present a reality unfolding in real time. James emotional performance is emphasized in the camerawork with a realistic style, representing the mourning of his mother that drives the
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