Magazine article Variety

Movie-Style Action

Magazine article Variety

Movie-Style Action

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STUNTS

TV shows increasingly serve up bigsereen-style action, but that doesn't mean they have cushy movie schedules.

On Netflix series "Marvel's Daredevil." stunt coordinator Phil Silvera had only two days of rehearsal to prepare for a sequence in which the title character (played by star Charlie Cox and stunt double Chris Brewster) takes on a hallway full of bad guys. Adding to the challenge: it had to be captured in a single continuous take.

"We had guns going off, doors being smashed and props being thrown, along with multiple fights." Silvera says. "For a sequence like this on film, most people would get two to three weeks of rehearsal."

On Starz pirate drama "Black Sails." stunt coordinator Franz Spilhaus was told two weeks prior to filming the season two finale that they were going to capture a large scale amphibious assault in a single shot. …

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