I’m loving this new Youtube channel from Tony Zhou, Every Frame a Painting. I’m not well versed on film theory, as I pay attention to story more than anything else when watching movies. But Zhou is demonstrating, in an entertaining way, how visuals are used to tell the story. One of his best, so far, has been a video analyzing the work of Edgar Wright in contrast to American film comedies.
It’s a really excellent break down of why I find Wright’s movies not just funny, but consistently funny even after multiple viewings. I don’t know how many times I’ve watched the Cornetto films or Scott Pilgrim, but I never tire of them. Something like The Hangover? Eh, it was funny, but I don’t really need to see it again.
Zhou’s analysis is something I never knew I wanted, but now that I’ve seen his videos, I eagerly await more. I highly recommend checking them out.