BACK TO THE FUTURE | How to construct an Economic Opening Shot
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In this video essay, Darren revisits his childhood favorite movie, Back to the Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Analyzing the opening sequence of the film, Darren outlines the ways Zemeckis efficiently and economically setup the film’s universe, themes and character backstories, all of which pay off later in the film.
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