The 3 Episode #02 – Revelation, the bread and butter of Hollywood movies

February 17, 2022

The 3 Episode 2 – Revelation

Here we go with the Actor Media video concept “The 3” (Les 3 in French, see 1st epidode). The concept focuses on three scenes around a theme chosen by our guest.

Today, our guest is A.C Stokes and he has choosen the REVELATION.

Revelation, the more spectacular of Hollywood movies

Twisty plots and grand or shocking narrative events are the bread and butter of the more spectacular of Hollywood movies. These story elements in film are what make audiences’ hearts race and eyes bulge out of their sockets. Whether with something as simple as a jump in the dark, or the revelation that it was all just a dream anyway.

But are they just the lazy man’s answer to entertainment; the easy route to guarantee engagement?

Arguably, far more complex, and more affecting are the more subtle emotional penny-drop moments where we watch a character realise with horror, or downright devastation that something terrible is about to happen, or has happened, or that basically, their life is an awful lot more screwed than they could ever have imagined.

These dawning moments, are the real spectacles in movies, requiring tight writing, sharp acting and investment from the audience, which is why they are often profoundly memorable, despite their comparative brevity.

Those moments when characters get gobsmacked by a new piece of information, or finally solve a riddle that’s been puzzling them. Usually the music and camera work play into these moments quite nicely.

A few of my favorites…

Video The 3 Ep. 2 – Three revelations, three intense scenes

The three movies of these dawning moments

The video extracts

  1. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989) – In the ancient Venice church library, Indy (Harrison Ford) puts his father’s clues together and realizes that the X he’s searching for is on the floor of the church.
  2. Mission: Impossible (1996) – As the new resurfaced Mr. Phelps (Jon Voight) blames Kittredge (Tom Cruise) for the botched Prague job. Ethan Hunt realizes that it was really Mr. Phelps all along.
  3. Chinatown (1974) – Gittes (Jack Nicholson) realizes he’s stumbled upon a real estate conspiracy.

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