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Mr. Robot: Final Season

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Juice, Oct 5, 2019.

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    The problem with that is there are times where it would now appear the third personality was in control that we the viewer haven't been shown. The most obvious one being the days in between the hack and when Elliot wakes up in the parked car.
     
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    Yeah who knows, the running theory on Reddit is that this 3rd personality is the malevolent part of Elliott that engineers the more horrible shit hes responsible for. The worse parts of 5/9, the destruction of the backup facility, etc.
     
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    That was neat.
    Until Elliott got hit by the car, and the driver didn't say a word when he got out of the van, I was not 100% certain the show was so void of dialogue. In one of the previous scenes, I was like, why are they not saying anything? And, then at that point, I was like ohhhhh. There were only a couple spots where it seemed forced, so that was pretty cool. "We don't have to talk." then no talking for an hour then "It's time to talk." I think he could have gone with "We need to talk" instead, but still pretty cool.
    Similar to the single shot episode in season 3, I really enjoy how they continue to take some different chances. Especially ones like this that are consistent with the tone of the show, and not just stunts.
     
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    This show is really underrated for it's cinematography. That continuous shot going down the stairwell was simply mesmerizing.
     
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    And it was a plunge, too, since they were running. It was terrific. All the bright colors and contrasts in that building, too, were shot well, including the stairwell.
     
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    Oh, also,
    the lack of dialogue forced Mr. Robot and any other personalities into hiding, and prevented Elliott from narrating.
     
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    The shooting of light and color in the episode was probably the best of the series. Made me think of Sam Mendes design in American Beauty. The budget is small, the pacing is slow, the dialogue is sparse, but each episode this season is playing out sharp as a tack, stretched tight with tension in each character's word choice. (Like when Elliott stood at the door of Olivia's apartment about to exit, but then looked back at her and her coffee.) This shot, with the piano music playing in the background, basically added another character to the scene, it was so rich.
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