We invert storytelling convention with Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” and discuss:
- cinematography, was an actor underexposed?;
- writing and storytelling, loading the gun film theory, creating a solvable puzzle;
- and other such stuff and things and stuff.
“Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.“ – Alfred Hitchcock
Notes & References:
What is a Shirley Card?
Loading the gun theory (“Chekhov’s Gun”) – a dramatic principle that states that every element in a story must be necessary, and irrelevant elements should be removed. Elements should not appear to make “false promises” by never coming into play.
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