Alexandre Astier confided that a passage from “Kaamelott – Premier Volet” was a sequence shot, shot without recourse to editing. In addition, the scene presented another challenge for the actor-director!
This article is SPOILER and reveals intrigue points from “Kaamelott – first installment”. Read on at the risk of spoiling the surprises and revelations of the film.
Kaamelott’s DVD-Blu-Ray – First part is finally out and with it, an audio commentary provided by Alexandre Astier in the company of two of his children. The opportunity for fans to glean more information on the scenes of the film and its characters.
The creator of the saga has revealed to those who have not noticed that one of the scenes of the film is a sequence shot, that is to say a passage made without cutting or editing.
In this scene, Guinevere intends to go to the ruins of the castle of Ban to recover the crown of flowers that she wore during her marriage to Arthur. A long, potentially dangerous journey that Uther Pendragon’s son wants to dissuade her from doing. This moment is a sequence shot, which caused quite a challenge for Alexandre Astier:
It was the first time during this shoot that I spoke. (…) The first time I opened my mouth in ten years that I had not shot Kaamelott, it was in that scene (…). I said to myself: “that’s how it is, these are the coincidences of the work plan, but why not, finally?”
Astier goes on to specify his aesthetic choices for this sequence:
“With Jean-Marie Dreujou (…), “Monsieur Image” of this film, we said “the real backlight, like that, with the fumes, the layers of mountains behind, the flares, which are inevitable when the sun enters the lens, we keep, we don’t keep? ” And then finally, with the Alexa 65, this medium format [de caméra, NdlR], we are very proud of this backlight (…) and of this light, which is quite unique “.
This sequence shot lasts 2 minutes 20 on screen, which is almost the equivalent of an episode of the Kaamelott series when it was broadcast in short format on M6. And precisely, many episodes were based on discussions between Arthur and Guinevere (often arguments). The film therefore winks – wanted or not – at these moments cherished by fans from the start.
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