Film School: Motifs

Motifs in Film Motifs in Film

Storytelling through details: how does it work? How can it improve our movies?

StudioBinder‘s video essay series, while acting as advertisements for their scriptwriting software, also offer enlightening case studies in visual storytelling. This episode on motifs (in such aspects as visuals, dialogue, and props) in Christopher Nolan films shows ways of storytelling through details:

Likewise, StudioBinder’s examination of The Silence of the Lambs reveals the film’s commentary on the American dream (or nightmare) through its props, set design and art direction: