Rian Johnson [Possibly] Ruins Mystery Movies in a "Knives Out" Scene Breakdown
Knives Out was one of the best movies of 2019 and netted a bunch of awards nominations and success for director Rian Johnson. The movie was a big enough hit that Lionsgate has decided to greenlight a sequel. Vanity Fair has given Johnson the chance to breakdown once the scenes from the movie in their ongoing series of a director breaking down a scene and the video is really interesting. It's over twenty minutes long and in the process of the video, Johnson reveals some information that might make secret harder to keep in future movies.
It turns out that Apple has a thing where you aren't allowed to show a villain using an apple product. In the scene that Johnson is breaking down, he shows that Jamie Lee Curtis is using an iPhone thus giving a visual cue that she isn't the villain. In a movie like Knives Out where everyone is suspect that kind of information could break the immersion quite a bit.
Summary: A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.
Knives Out, directed Rian Johnson, stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer. It released on Digital HD on February 7, 2020 and will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K on February 25.
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