Go backBack to selection

Watch: “Why Props Matter”

What are props, and how do they work? Rishi Kaneria’s video essay considers the many functions props serve: as symbols of death (The Godfather‘s oranges), as ways to transition from one scene to another (Lawrence of Arabia‘s famous match cut), as objects indelibly associated with their characters (Indiana Jones’ bullwhip), and — of course — as weapons.

© 2024 Filmmaker Magazine. All Rights Reserved. A Publication of The Gotham