Narration is an effective tool, especially for the loose storyline and limited knowledge that the viewer will have from our film. It quickly establishes views and personalities and enables more to come from the narrator that isn't able to be portrayed on screen.
Inglorious Basterds (2009)
Django Unchained (2012)
These are the kind of setups I had in mind for when the characters are at the table, though the camera would be wider, showing feet and full table.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Reservoir dogs is similar in style to the narrative our film has. Dogs is about a heist gone wrong, though the audience never see the actual heist. Most of the story is built up through the characters dialogue.