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10 TV Scenes Shot For Real

Bryan Cranston did the iconic pizza throw himself. On the first take.

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It's fair to say that TV traditionally has a reputation for being a less-ambitious visual medium compared to film, if only due to the enormous time constraints placed upon most TV productions which need to power through pages and pages of content at a much faster pace.

However, the current Golden Age of TV has basically rubbished that assertion, confirming that small-screen entertainment can contain just as much artistry as anything you'd expect to see on a cinematic canvas.

And to that end, skilled showrunners and directors have blown minds with scenes which, for all intents and purposes, you probably assumed had been shot under extremely artificial, fiercely controlled conditions.

But as it turns out, these 10 scenes were all pulled off "for real," whether a simple yet complex act done without any digital assistance, or a technically mind-boggling scene achieved entirely in-camera without editing tricks or otherwise.

It's a true testament to the artists involved that, whether it's a pizza toss or an amazing single-take scene, we as viewers assumed they just had to be fake...

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