Image: Marvel Studios
Image: Marvel Studios

Amongst its other virtues, it’s impressive how cleanly and beautifully shot Black Panther’s fight scenes are. In a new video, director Ryan Coogler breaks down the work that went into one of the film’s best.

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In this “Notes on a Scene” video from Vanity Fair, Coogler annotates the fight that takes place between the Wakandans and Klaue’s goons in the casino. His commentary covers a brief moment in time—maybe thirty seconds worth of footage—but he draws a massive amount of rich detail out of every shot, explaining color choices, how thematic relationships are illustrated in the fight choreography, and the challenges associated with getting compelling, dynamic takes.

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In a fast-moving action movie, it can be hard to see all the thought and effort that goes into every kinetic moment. But Coogler has a real knack for breaking it down in a fun, fascinating way. Take a look below.

io9 Weekend Editor. Videogame writer at other places. Queer nerd girl.

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