Mr Robot is easily one of my favourite TV shows of this decade.
It take’s a fresh taken on humanity taking control from the corporation. It started off with the star Elliot (played my Rami Malek) taking on the “one percent of the one percent” by erasing all debt from Evil Corp the largest conglomerate in the US, forcing the economy to a standstill.
The result of which is a reminder to everyone that the entire world runs on debt. The banking clans have ensured that the world owes them for development (read up on Federal Reserve and IMF) and will stop at nothing to ensure that their currencies are in control. Conspiracy theorists connect the murders of Lincoln and John F Kennedy to the banking clans as they were two prominent figures that wanted to take away their control.
Back to Mr Robot.
I always noticed the interesting visual angles that the director would take to give people a fresh perspective shot. Everything about it appealed to me. How conversations would take place with one character on the bottom right and the other on the bottom left.
The entire palette of the show gives it a feel of the 90’s, fitting since Evil Corp is actually based on Enron. Throughout the third season, I’ve taken screenshots from scenes that I find amazing. It’s an unusual habit, so I hope you enjoy it.
This season we saw the use of overhead drone shots especially when vehicles are in motion. The turn from the road into the desert was beautiful.
Sam Esmail smartly shows the reaction of his characters with the world around them.
One of the first interior overhead shots. The lines of the mats play well to add space.
Elliot and Angela, two different people in similar situations are differentiated by the paths they are about to embark. At this point in time, Angela has given up on her mission after realising that she was played. This is shown by her in all white in the dark. Elliot, on the other hand, is always represented in black. He is under a red hue, hinting at the dangerous path he is about to take.
Tyrell comes back to where it all started. He is the epitome of the corporate slave who does everything to please his masters and it didn’t work.
As mentioned earlier Mr Robot shows conversations by placing the character on the bottom left or right of the screen. Doing this allows the character’s face to look directly at the audience.
Such a pretty shot.
Elliot in conversation with Mr Robot. The danger sign adds a little ominosity.
Mr Robot who is inside Elliot’s head is sitting in the Ferris wheel car. Note that he too is look in the same direction stating that they are one.
A suprised Angela. Still in white.
Elliot talking to Mr Robot. The centre bar states the divide that they are two people.