Every Frame A Painting Explores Character Reverse Shots With Joel & Ethan Coen

By Andrew Liptak on at

The latest episode of Every Frame A Painting has dropped, and Tony Zhu has taken a deep dive into Joel and Ethan Coen’s work on shots and reverse shots, and how it’s used to convey the film’s story.

He describes this as some of cinemas’s most basic grammar, and it’s interesting to see how he’s pulled out how the Coens use the technique to convey not only dialogue, but some of the subtler story elements as well.