Film School: Denis Villeneuve

(L-R) Amy Adams and director, Denis Villeneuve on the set of the film ARRIVAL by Paramount Pictures

A look at the director’s singular voice in film.

What more fitting tribute to the craft of director Denis Villeneuve (whose outstanding body of work includes Arrival, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049Prisoners, Enemy and Incendies) than a typically well-crafted video essay from esteemed (by this site, at least) channel The Cinema Cartography:

Using the case study of Arrival, Nerdwriter locates the power of Villeneuve’s storytelling in his film literacy :

Lessons from the Screenplay looks at “how Arrival was adapted from the short story it was based on, [and] how clever editing kept the focus on the protagonist“: