I’ve been wanting to watch Children of Men for quite a while. I studied the book in school, and quite enjoyed it. I’d also heard good things about the film – that it hadn’t done well when it came out but it had aged well as people had come around to finding it.

Having read the book – I didn’t enjoy the narrative of the film as much as I’d hoped. But the visuals. Wow! The film looked stunning, in a really understated, un-spectacular way.

The violence was constant, but not sensationalised – it just happened in a kind of jarring way, then it was done.

The muted tones of distopian Britian were realistic in a way that made the whole thing feel very close to reality. And I’m in love with Alfonso Cuar√≥n’s choice to film so many shots in loooooooong takes, tracking with the action.

This particular 4 minute shot was my favourite – it’s stunning to see how it came together. (Fair warning, there’s a couple of part of this which might be a bit confronting to some viewers – so use your discretion).

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