1. Jump Cuts
Cinephiles love: that bone shot at the opening of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
3. Color Motifs
Cinephiles love: Traffic. Stephen Soderbergh’s work in differentiating Mexico from D.C. and California writes the rules of color.
5. Breaking the 180° Line
Cinephiles love: when everything flips in The Shining.
6. Overactive Extras
Cinephiles love: the kid who plugs his ears before the gunshot in North by Northwest.
7. Historical Inaccuracies
Cinephiles love: Braveheart. But they also love to talk about how inaccurate it is.
8. Alternate Endings
Cinephiles love: Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ending in a giant pie fight. LOL “plot twist.”
Cinephiles love: the fact that Slumdog Millionaire is credited with two directors but only one of them won the Oscar.
10. Voice Dubs
Cinephiles love: Samuel L. Jackson’s safe-for-TV dub, “I’ve had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane.”
11. Diegetic Elements
Cinephiles love: realizing that B&W is more than just a stylistic choice in Pleasantville.
13. Loose Ends
Cinephiles love: philosophizing about how Andy covered the tunnel with his poster in The Shawshank Redemption.