Stranger Things & Back to the Future 2

This is a beloved technique from this Third Golden Era of Hollywood (1977-1993): the simplified charting of the complex narrative moment. Everything's starting to get wild-n-wacky for the characters, reality seems to be slipping out of control.

So a character stops the action & draws out exactly what's going on - for everybody.

There's something pleasurable about this.

Like we're being treated to a mid-movie lo-fi hyper-analogue performance cartoon that advances the story.

The Flashbacks in "Stranger Things"

Get Others To Do The Work For You, But Always Take The Credit

Get Others To Do The Work For You, But Always Take The Credit