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How ‘Mr. Robot’ Conveys Loneliness with Unconventional Framing

James Manning creates a video essay delving into the unconventional framing methods of cyberhacking show "Mr. Robot."

In the below video, James Manning creates a video essay delving into the unconventional framing methods of cyberhacking show Mr. Robot.

The show intentionally breaks the well-trodden rule of thirds. As cinematographer Todd Campbell explained, “Shortsighting is unnerving. It further accentuates how f***ed up Elliot’s world is. The idea is to convey loneliness.”

Watch the essay below.

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