I apologise for the lateness of the newsletter this week. Please enjoy :) There are some scenes [sequences] in films that dominate the film. They stand out as ‘better’ than the film they’re in. And I think the marker of one of these kinds of scenes is that they maintain their impact without having to see them in context. You can skip to the scene just watch it and you get it, you feel everything as it was intended, no need for the set-up from the scene previous or the landing strip of the scene proceeding it. Like all scenes, they’re a microcosm and reflection of the act structure of the entire film and in both these cases, more powerful than the rest of the film.