I'm fascinated by economy in storytelling so this one scene from Better Things struck a chord with me. Pamela Adlon managed to tell plenty with a simple variation of three shots. This was the starting point for an investigation of how she did it, why it worked and what does it mean in the current panorama of film and TV.
I framed some arguments in opposition to a video-essay by Tony Zhou, which I highly recommend:
Special thanks to Inês Lebreaud, for providing helpful insight on earlier drafts of the video and Marta Pereira, for lending her voice to all the unheard toilets of the world (the voice actress who read the ad for AirPnP).
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I do not own the rights of the movies used for this video, though I do believe they fall under the Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, which states that for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research, it becomes fair use… bitch!