Some of the most fun you can have this year is sitting down and watching Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on Netflix. This ensemble comedy murder mystery is another genre deconstruction from writer-director Rian Johnson.
Now, Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes documentary where Johnson, his all-star cast, and team of artisans discuss the making of the movie. They also get into the scope that feels modern and expansive.
Check it out below.
One of the things I loved unpacking from this inside look was examining how the crew built sets, strategically picked costumes, and worked together to make a lot of these moving pieces come together.
Obviously, this is a fun cast, and seeing their chemistry with each other also made me realize how important that energy is when naming a movie that relies on all the interplay.
Another spectacular part of this is how Johnson describes learning to collaborate with an editor. I do think a lot of the magic of this film is conveyed by the quick cuts and lingering shots. These are elements that an editor uses to help leave clues in each frame that keep the audience on the edge of their seats.
There's also a lot of detail in the score, which makes this Benoit Blanc journey feel even more epic. We have an entirely different tone and largesse that actually doesn't make this feel like a sequel, but a standalone story that envelops our senses.
What were the parts you found most enlightening?
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