Circles. Triangles. Squares. Those aren’t the things you expect to see in a movie but films have been using shapes to subtly influence emotion for a long time. Circles are lovable, triangles are evil, and squares are boring. Now You See It highlights the geometry used in shots to show you how movies use shapes to manipulate your feelings.
I’m loving this recent trend in video essays that go behind the scenes of how films are made: it’s been giving me a new appreciation for the movies that I watch, and it gives me a better understanding of just what makes a movie brilliant.