A post on the use of foreshadow by Allison Maruska.
A couple of weekends ago I finally saw Logan. And while it was very well made, it freaked me the hell out. The fact that it’s the first X-Men movie to be rated R because of extreme violence was no secret, but being an avid Marvel fan, I wanted to see it anyway.
I’m glad I did. But I don’t think I’ll see it again. I rather like blinking and kind of miss doing it.
What made it well-made was a combination of cinematic effects, characters, and unlike some superhero movies, a cohesive story. One element that stood out in Logan brings us to today’s topic: foreshadowing.
Foreshadowing sets up readers/viewers for things to come. It’s what the “Chekhov’s Gun” principle is about – if something appears in the story, it should matter to the story.
Readers will sense something is important just because it’s there. What can…
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