In the opening 10 minutes of Steven Knight’s historical crime drama there are 12 scenes.
I have explored each scene in 12 posts.
Below is a link to each post:
There are many interesting things to learn.
Firstly, there are only two dialogue driven scenes – scene 8 – a fight for personal power and scene 10 – a cry for political power.
So what do these two scenes reveal? That this is a story about POWER. Personal and Political.
Secondly, the main antagonist is revealed through visuals only – NO dialogue.
Thirdly, at TEN MINUTES EXACTLY we come face-to-face with Thomas Shelby, center screen, as he enters his castle – aptly named The Garrison Tavern.
As you’ll see this is a tightly crafted opening ten minutes.
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