3 important facts about scene length in Peaky Blinders.

1. The longest scene is the opening credits (1.35) which shows through action both the story world and status of series protagonist Thomas Shelby.

2. Chief Inspector Campbell (the series main antagonist) has 2 scenes  – a total of 1.16 – roughly 10% of screen time.

3. In contrast Thomas (protagonist) dominates the opening 10 minutes with approximately 75% of screen time.

In the next post we’ll study how Steven Knight grabs us and pulls us in with his opening scene.

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