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Featured Podcast Episode
2: The Direction of Misdirection in The Prestige
Every great podcast consists of three parts or acts, the first act is called “The Pledge”. The podcasts hosts promise the conversation will remain focused on the topic at hand. The second act is called “The Turn”. At this point the podcast nearly gets derailed into a conversation about Lost (inarguably a top 5 TV show). The third act is called “The Prestige” (get it?), in this act the FSM crew discuss the art of misdirection and non-sequential storytelling in Christopher Nolan’s 2006 film, The Prestige.
Featured Visual Essay
How Whiplash Edits Itself
Whiplash is a film about power. Director Damien Chazelle, editor Tom Cross, and actors J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller each bring their talents to the table to edit the film in a way that highlights the theme.