Analyzing the Coen Brothers’ Use of Shot Reverse Shot

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‘Shot reverse shot’ is one of the most basic filming techniques a director has at their disposal, but it is entirely necassary in many scenarios to film conversations.

The Coen Brothers twist a lot of fundamental filmmaking rules, and their use of ‘shot reverse shot’ is no different. Their choices in setting up these conversations add lots to their scenes, and the video below analyzes exactly how the pair use subtle changes to the set-up to their advantage.

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