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Ep 181: “The Count of Monte Cristo” (2002)

March 01, 2022

We break into Jim Caviezel’s “The Count of Monte Cristo” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, framing, depth of field, and shutter angle;
  • Story & writing, why comedic beats cut the tension, Edmond’s true enemy;
  • Directing & Performance, adding significance to a moment, ending a scene with energy;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

β€œAll generalizations are dangerous, even this one. – Alexandre Dumas

Notes & References:
“Kerosene” music video
Alexandre Dumas wiki
Reduction cooking method
There were no nominations/awards for wardrobe or any other category for The Count πŸ™
Noam Chomsky on concision in the US media
“Match Cut” wiki

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This Week’s Recommendations:

Don Bluth Films (ex: “The Secret of NIMH”, “The Land Before Time”, “All Dogs Go To Heaven”)

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