I'm watching a movie from 2008 called PVC-something. There is a strong possibility for a spoiler, so I won't say much about it, other than to say that is seems to have been filmed in one, continuous shot. At first, I wasn't sure if I would like the movie, but I found myself glued to the screen for an hour. That is just about my main criterion for being engaged with a piece of art, that I can't turn away. But, turn away I did, as I was already up too late. It doesn't seem gimmicky at all, and creates some very nice rhythms between the scenes and transitions. It is based in a rural area comprised of dirt roads, rail tracks, houses, trails, etc. Once I had the knowledge that this was a one-shot deal, I appreciated how much work went into the planning and timing of events that initially were happening offscreen, then come into view. There didn't seem to be any opportunities to stop and start filming. A forebear of this technique was in Hitchcock's Rope, based on a murder by University of Chicago students, Leopold and Lowe. In this film, everything took place in one room, I believe. When the film reel was to run out, the camera went close up to the lid of a trunk or the back of a character. These produced moments of pure black, where the filming can stop and start again. There is a scene in Goodfellas where the camera follows a couple from their car, down the steps to a restaurant kitchen, etc. A lot of people had to be coordinated for these. Surely, there are other well-known examples, aren't there?