There are a number of the reason why Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit gained* so many individuals over this fall. Primarily based on a novel, the collection tells the story of a younger girl within the 60s and 70s who rises by the ranks of chess stardom, at the same time as she drinks and pop tablets and descends into her loneliness.
The video above breaks down one the present’s most standout qualities: its beautiful cinematography, particularly, the colour selections woven all through the story. It additionally offers a good intro/historical past of coloration concept. Price a watch whether or not you’ve got watched the present but or not!
*There are additionally loads of valid criticisms concerning the weirdness of doing a interval drama a couple of fictional girl who’s an alcoholic** chessmaster within the 60s and 70s, in a world that is in some way additionally devoid of sexism and racism***; however that is additionally one of many present’s weirdly refreshing qualities, relying on who you ask.
**I loved the hell out of this present, extra for its styled storytelling than anything. However, to me, the dependancy side felt extra like surface-level set dressing than an precise inner character battle. That being stated: as somebody with ADHD, I discovered this present to be a surprisingly (if unintentionally) correct portrayal of a personality with ADHD.
***I personally discovered using the “Magical Negro” trope—and the choice to make the character name out the trope whereas it is taking place—to be, erm, an odd selection, to say the least.