Chronicle

“I’m an apex predator.”

When making found footage style films, it’s important to stick with the conceit — someone is holding the camera and filming events as they happen, then we someone later stumble upon the footage and watch it to understand what happened. What’s great about Josh Trank’s 2012 debut film ‘Chronicle’ is that he takes that conceit and finds ways to use it to his advantage while also exploring ways to break out of the conceit with multiple cameras and camera movement. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our found footage series with this great superhero film. We talk about how Trank did an amazing job of modifying the conceit in order to tell an excellent film, warts and all. We discuss the cast — from Dane DeHaan to Michael B Jordan — and look look at what they each bring to the film. And we look at this story in context of superhero origin stories and discuss the idea of developing a new super villain. It’s a creative and fun movie and we have a great time talking about it. Check it out!

 

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