In answer to Fred's earlier question, I got my copy of ToE
out and checked
the apartment interrogation scene with Sanchez, just before he is set up
with the planted sticks of dynamite. Sure enough, it is done in one shot,
with a number of pans and dollies and a doorway to vary the imagery and
framing. It clocks in at about 5 minutes, well past the 3 minute, 20
second opening. It ends with Vargas (Heston) walking out the door, saying
first "It's not my case," then "It's not my country." From what we have
seen in the crowded apartment, we suspect the kid will be set up for the
murder; and, of course, Vargas will have to make it "his case."
Wonderful film; can't wait to see it. Hope they remastered
some of the
darker scenes. Like "The Third Man," or other noir films, the dark scenes
in this one tend to lose their delicate clarity as the film ages.
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