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This was really cool.
Great share, Shannon. :) What I enjoyed most about this "breakdown" is that the director simply applied the classic art theory of composition, a concept that is certainly not new and has been around and used in painting/art/architecture for centuries. Rembrandt used this to great effect. Notice how the scenes shot with little light in "Drive" look like a Rembrandt painting. One can lead the eye of the viewer by practicing various composition techniques; using line, shape, color, light, diagonal lines, proportions, implied lines, perspective, even the "golden ratio" to pull a viewer through an art piece. If done well, the viewer doesn't even need to be told where to look first, second and even third. It's great stuff. Take a look at classic art, you'll be amazed.
Shannon, thanks for sharing. Beth - I really enjoyed your analysis and response. Well said.
You are very welcome, Julie. And, thank you! It's great to actually put my art history education to good use! Haha!
Just more proof that you can always reinvent the rules, just watched this video recently, great information.