The Big Short - A Lesson In Storytelling

by Jack's Movie Reviews

In this video essay, Jack explores how filmmaker Adam McKay used a range of filmmaking conventions and broke a few rules, in The Big Short. Focusing on McKay’s use of multiple narrators, voiceover, onscreen text, score, combining documentary footage and animation with staged scenes, and breaking the 4th wall, Jack shows how McKay successfully crafted a story about the biggest economic crisis in the U.S. since The Great Depression, all in the span of a single feature film.

 

 

 

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