Thursday, August 19, 2010

Scream to Scream, Scene by Scene: SCENE 17 of Scream (0:48:48-0:49:43)

In this project I attempt to review the entire Scream trilogy scene by scene in chronological order. Heavy spoilers and gore throughout!

Length: 55secs
Primary Characters: Sidney Prescott, Tatum Riley and Stu Macher
Pop Culture References:
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We're currently not even half way through the movie yet and somehow we're already into the buildup for the big climax sequence at Stu Macher's house. That sounds crazy, but we do still have a bunch of stuff to get through first like The Fonz biting the dust, the Richard Gere gerbil story and quitting smoking (really).

True story, the very first time I ever watched Scream I figured out that Billy was the killer before the revelatation. It was just obvious (and you'll see why when we get to it). In retrospect it should've been Stu that became the obvious killer and it was due to this scene. He decides to hold an "impromptu party at my house to celebrate" after the attack on Sidney at school meant leaving school early. Then he just leaves Sidney and Tatum and one scene late somebody else dies. And then there's the fact that Stu is just generally quite insane.

Tatum should've known this was a terrible idea!

Intro, Scene 1 Scene 2, Scene 3, Scene 4, Scene 5, Scene 6, Scene 7, Scene 8, Scene 9, Scene 10, Scene 11, Scene 12, Scene 13, Scene 14, Scene 15, Scene 16


Wings said...

I thought Stu being so blatantly nutso was just so we wouldn't suspect him BECAUSE he seemed to obvious. But they tricked me. I didn't figure out the killer(s) the first time.

JJ said...

A cute, small thing I loved about this scene is when Stu is giving the flowers to the girls. The first one he gives to Sid but Tatum reaches for it. Then Stu gives Tatum the second one. No idea if this was established in the blocking because it's such a small thing, but it's a tiny thing that makes everything seem a little more realistic.