Why The Tiny Details Matter The Most

**Spoilers ahead but you’ve had 8 years to watch it**

All independent filmmakers can appreciate a good story. Especially when it’s told well. The recipe for a stand-out story is never the same for any two films. But one ingredient that matters most to me is the attention to small details. One film which does this phenomenally is Martin Scorsese’s, Shutter Island.

“We always want to hold on to what we believe is true, even when there is extreme evidence to the contrary.”

This video breaks down how Shutter Island never lies to its audience, yet still tricks them in the end. Through symbolism, framing, and subtle hints, this film points to the end from the beginning. If you want to know how to make movies stand out, be sure to pay attention to small nuances to help better tell your story.

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  • Micah McWhorter

    Cinematographer

    Micah is a young cinematographer pursuing documentary filmmaking. He gained his first on set experience on The Out of The Woods Project as a 1st AC. He is now continuing his career with The Initiative Production Company in Brisbane, Australia.

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