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Editor’s Note: This the continuation of our look at the Marvel’s Luke Cage of Netflix and if you haven’t, check out Episode 1.
In the beginning of this episode, we see the opening scene is a time jump. Luke is standing in the dark looking at a building in Harlem. Then a kid holding gun and points it at the back of Luke’s head. He demands the reason for his presence. Luke ends up telling the kid “I’ve had a long day. I am tired.” With those statements, we know the episode is going to be intense. Plus, with a title Code of the Streets, there is a slim chance that this episode is not going to end in pain.
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I was really excited when the release date for the Luke Cage series was revealed. I absolutely loved Luke’s mini appearance in Jessica Jones. I loved them as a couple and secretly want them to have cute little interracial babies.
Alas, that was not to happen since Luke left to live in Harlem.
One of the first things that struck me about how the show went about introducing Luke was that there wasn’t a moment in those first moments that the camera tried to focus on him.
This is an interesting choice, cinematically.
If there’s one thing I learned from my MFA in film editing is that there is never a fluke in the way the final product is constructed. Our eyes aren’t automatically drawn to Luke because that’s how he wants to be seen, or not seen. He is trying very hard to lay low. Very hard.