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      Season 1 – One Perfect Shot

      2022 Documentary Special Interest List
      0% 5 Reviews Tomatometer Ava DuVernay delves into film history as directors deconstruct their most iconic images; inspired by the popular Twitter account One Perfect Shot. Read More Read Less

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      One Perfect Shot — Season 1


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      Episode 1 Aired Mar 24, 2022 Patty Jenkins Director Patty Jenkins details her experience directing 2017's "Wonder Woman" and the groundbreaking scene that helped redefine the superhero genre. Details Episode 2 Aired Mar 24, 2022 Aaron Sorkin Writer-director Aaron Sorkin discusses his evolution as a filmmaker, culminating in an exploration of his 2020 historical drama, "The Trial of the Chicago 7." Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 24, 2022 Kasi Lemmons Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons details the journey that led her to direct 2019's Academy Award nominated "Harriet" and its most moving sequence, in which abolitionist Harriet Tubman crosses over state lines into freedom. Details Episode 4 Aired Mar 24, 2022 Jon M. Chu Director Jon M. Chu details the experiences and influences that shaped the iconic wedding sequence in his hit 2018 film "Crazy Rich Asians." Details Episode 5 Aired Mar 24, 2022 Malcolm D. Lee Director Malcolm D. Lee shares insights from the set of 2017's "Girls Trip," deconstructing the behind-the-scenes magic that brought the unforgettable Mardi Gras zip line sequence to life. Details Episode 6 Aired Mar 24, 2022 Michael Mann Reflecting on his 1995 film "Heat," filmmaker Michael Mann details his experiences working alongside stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro to make the bank robbery sequence as realistic as possible. Details

      Critics Reviews

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      John Anderson Wall Street Journal Indications thus far, however, are that Ms. DuVernay is more interested in how a filmmaker was empowered by his or her own filmmaking, something that’s very personal and not all that interesting. Mar 25, 2022 Full Review Michael Frank The Spool Despite sporadic moments of passion, especially from Lemmons and Chu, this end product forms into a disingenuous pat-on-the-back. Aug 16, 2022 Full Review Diego Batlle Clearly disappointing. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2.5/5 May 16, 2022 Full Review Armond White National Review What’s most exasperating about One Perfect Shot is the evident indifference to cinema aesthetics and the beauty of what images mean. DuVernay doesn’t help viewers learn to read cinema. The only way to do that is through examples of great filmmaking. Mar 26, 2022 Full Review John Serba Decider The core sensibility of the One Perfect Shot Twitter account was its perspective, that of a movie buff with a good eye for “wow” moments. But the series waters down that sense of wonder and admiration into bland puffery. Mar 26, 2022 Full Review

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      Audience Member In Ava DuVernay's brilliant One Perfect Shot, director C. Fitz not only reveals how movie magic is made but listens closely to the heart of each director. A reminder that Hollywood is better with an array of stories from those of different cultures. It's not only a show about F-stops, apertures, or the ideal focal length of a lens. Nor is it solely about when should a director use wide, medium or close-up angles. It's about the inner vision of each director and C. Fitz's episode with director Kasi Lemmons shines! Thus, for one perfect moment I felt the joy from freedom that Harriet Tubman must have felt! That is true movie magic and the greatest reason for cinema. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Ava DuVernay, Neil Miller, Lee Metzger, Sarah Bremner, Paul Garnes, Sonia Slutsky, Bruce Robertson
      Documentary, Special Interest
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Mar 24, 2022