Mark Mylod Designed ‘The Menu’ to Its Exacting Chef’s Specifications

Mark Mylod Designed ‘The Menu’ to Its Exacting Chef’s Specifications
Films that take place predominantly in one location are, perhaps, something of an acquired taste. It’s a challenge to make a single space feel expansive and full of possibility, to avoid shots feeling repetitive or boring, and to adjust the visual landscape of the film, but not too much, so it evolves as the story progresses. “The Menu” isn’t the only film in 2022 taking place almost entirely on a private island or with a large ensemble cast working through the our deep societal rot by sitting around and talking to each other. But for the film’s story of a group of diners who travel to the extremely exclusive restaurant Hawthorne run by the celebrated Chef Slowik Aimee Carrero’s delightfully deadpan roasting of John Leguizamo’s movie star boss, each table has a slightly different rhythm and texture to it, which means that Mylod is able to
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