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How the Safdie Brothers Shot Controlled Chaos in “Uncut Gems” (No Film School)

Here are some takeaways that filmmakers can take from the visceral, unique work of indie darlings the Safdie Brothers.

Read more: One Big Score: Capturing the Frenetic Pace of The Safdie Bros.’ Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems follows the story of New York jeweler Howard Ratner (played by Adam Sandler), who is drowning in gambling debt but keeps placing extravagant bets in the flashy world of 2012 NBA basketball. Directors Benny and Josh Safdie are being hailed as film’s next auteurs for their gritty, frenetic storytelling.” – Source: No Film School

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From depicting flawed characters to cultivating relationships with the people and locations you’re depicting, here are some takeaways that filmmakers can take from the visceral, unique work of indie darlings the Safdie Brothers.

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