A Very Close Look At The Oblivion Trailer – Clues, References And Nods

Here, a close up of him pulling back the control… remember this…

Seems like a pretty awkward way to take off. How is this practical?

Sometime, Kosinski just fills the screen with grey.

They do meet, then. Until now I was thinking either one of Cruise or Riseborough’s characters was radioactive or full of germs. This shot shows that, for at least one scene, they come face to face.

Not quite a proscenium composition but great swathes of darkness abound. Is very reminiscent of a scene in Twelve Monkeys where Bruce Willis’ character enters a ruined department store.

A book, conspicuously laying in the open.

Now, a continuous sequence of shots, just for a few seconds. Helps sell the action of the scene – ie. Cruise scanning around, and not finding anything…

…until he does.

All of these wires, or whatever they, have been arranged like this on purpose. It remains to be seen if the purpose is that of the characters or of the art department.

Sometimes, the guns in this film look like a NES or SNES peripherals to me. It’s the colour scheme, mainly, but the designs aren’t that different.

Somebody has been ruining books, by the looks of things. So… why did they leave that one intact?

And here we have Tom Cruise suspended on some kind of wire. I guess he just likes hanging like this.

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