Focus, Commitment and Will

I just saw John Wick 2. Again. So I had to see John Wick 1. Again. This scene spoke to me, in particular. If you’re a nobody, you need to have focus, commitment and sheer will to make a splash as a newbie indie filmmaker.

One of the coldest, most effective, evocative scenes I’ve seen in years. Worth studying.

I love it. The cross cutting, the timing of the editing, the two scene’s emotional stakes. John’s bloodied, but calm. the mobsters are clean, but scared. Mobsters are warmly lit. John’s lighting is cool.

“With a pencil!” John, a guy who can get the job done with not enough resources. Can you?

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