Bite One, Take Three Slices

If you ever watched a scene from a movie and were left astounded – it could mean the scene was shot on the first take or a number of times unimaginable. If it’s in between these two number of takes, I believe they are other scenes which also don’t fail in stunning the audience. But, you know which type of scenes I am talking about.

This is the second article in Something About the Movie and the first one can be read here.

Movie: Interstellar

If there is any monotonous scene with the hints of mixed emotions, it is this scene for me. Even the hints are obvious enough. The pioneers are losing on their exploration. First, their team-mate. Next, their theory. All the while, time. Now, when they return to their other team-mate, many years have gone by without the slightest or maybe with the slightest realisation. Now, to reward the exploration there are years of messages from home. But, do they smile or do they cry?

They smile, and they cry.

Movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Escaping a prison is most probably not an easy job. I would never know. But, Wes Anderson’s style of making scenes like this looks so lively that it has a childish flair to it. Well crafted, literally and in-obviously. This is my favourite movie of all time. There’s one film on the top of all my favourite movies, and it is this one. Unconditionally. I don’t even hesitate to rank it as one. Okay, you get it.

There’s no dialogue for the characters at all in this scene. And, it is so elemental that it becomes an easy job to call it a scene.

To escape or to escape?

The Revenant starts with an amazing scene. Ends with an amazing scene. Has amazing scenes in between. Here’s Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the director, talking about one of those amazing scenes. It’s an amazing scene.