Video: It's simple. Long takes in movies are gorgeous shots that make the movie watcher feel as if they are almost a part of the world inside the film. They're beautiful and awesome and everybody loves them. Done. We all agree. Well, not quite. They're not perfect. They're really limiting, for one. And they can't always measure up to masterful editing. Now You See It explains in more detail what long takes can't do in the video below.