Apple does not allow bad guys to use an iPhone on camera in a movie. Seriously, this is a thing. You can hear Knives Out director Rian Johnson spill the secret in this entertaining video below, where he breaks down a scene from Knives Out.
I’ve linked the video to the specific spot (2:50) where he discusses Apple’s fascist rule about product placement. Watch the entire video to get a peek behind the curtain at how scenes are framed and blocked. It’s really fascinating.
As Rian points out, this is basically a spoiler for any movie you ever watch the future. If you’re watching a mystery movie and you see a character using an iPhone, then you know that they didn’t do it. 🙂
I guess this means in the future all directors will make sure everyone on screen has an Android phone so that there won’t be any tips to who’s the villain.
Have you noticed general character tendencies are used in movies to stereotype bad guys? Share in the comments.
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