We will present a new theory of cinema, the theory of "The Explanation".
We first present several examples of this radical new approach and then explain the theory behind the technique in a future post.
Consider the following excerpt from Ed Wood Jr's masterpiece, Bride of the Monster. Notice that this scene advances the plot, helps develop the characters, and builds dramatic tension without the use of visual effects, gratuitous computer graphics, explosions, or even the use of giant robots fighting each other. How does the writer/director do it ?
In this scene, Professor Strowski has searched a jungle to find the missing and exiled Dr. Varnoff, and having found him, has a conversation.
STROWSKI OUR GOVERNMENT WANTS YOU TO RETURN... TO CONTINUE YOUR EXPERIMENTS THERE. WHERE YOU CAN HAVE EVERYTHING AT YOUR DISPOSAL. VARNOFF MY DEAR PROFESSOR STROWSKI, TWENTY YEARS AGO I WAS BANNED FROM MY HOMELAND. I WAS CLASSED AS A MADMAN -- A CHARLATAN -- OUTLAWED IN THE WORLD OF SCIENCE WHICH PREVIOUSLY HONORED ME AS A GENIUS! NOW HERE IN THIS FORSAKEN JUNGLE HELL, I HAVE PROVEN THAT I AM ALL RIGHT. STROWSKI YES, THE AUTHORITIES HAVE LEARNED HOW CORRECT YOUR FINDINGS WERE. SO I AM HERE -- SENT TO BRING YOU HOME. VARNOFF HOME. I HAVE NO HOME. HUNTED...DESPISED... LIVING LIKE AN ANIMAL -- THE JUNGLE IS MY HOME! BUT I WILL SHOW THE WORLD THAT I CAN BE ITS MASTER. I SHALL PERFECT MY OWN RACE OF PEOPLE -- A RACE OF ATOMIC SUPERMEN THAT WILL CONQUER THE WORLD!