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Chekov's Backbone

This bite-sized video essay, clocking in at just over a minute, was produced for a collaborative playlist centered around the theme of "secrets". Here I break down the hidden meaning to the visual centerpiece of Guillermo del Toro's 2001 film The Devil's Backbone. The title refers to the storytelling principle of Chekov's gun.

This essay was featured in The Queue by Film School Rejects.

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