Force of Evil (1948)

Force of Evil (1948)

It’s like an Ozu movie.

It’s like an Ozu movie.

I like this strange open frame around Luther that the show does in the early stages of every episode, when Luther is just getting into the case and there are few to no clues and he is feeling small. Also the show makes an excellent turn in episode 5 and sustains it into episodes 6. I hope season 2 continues with this caliber of writing.

Tanner ‘88 (1988) had an interesting method of getting its metaphors across. They would slap their campaign sticker on an object to show how they wanted you to perceive the current course of the campaign. They also used some mise en scene and situational moments to further their metaphors. While the show still felt very dated, it was much more effective in its message as the series progressed.

I like this weird architecture that creates irises when they shoot through it.