Between Frames presents 'From Behind', a shot study of Steve McQueen's 'Shame'.
'Shame' is in my opinion Steve McQueen's best film to date. It shows us a week in the life of Brandon, a sex addict and explores the emotion and trauma that are present in the wake of this mental illness.
'Shame', like all McQueen's films has been made with immaculate attention given to all aspects of the filmmaking process. This video highlights one simple technique that McQueen has used to covey the main character's shame. By shooting Brendan from behind, he subtly makes the audience feel that Brendan has done something he wants to hide from himself and others.
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Audio | Harry Escott - End Credits
The video essay Chaos Cinema explores the style of 21st century action films. Part 1 contrasts traditional action films with more modern iterations and takes a close look at the role sound plays in shaping the film experience.
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