Down the Tubes: The Perfect Montage

Down the Tubes is a (semi) regular feature where we, the SAW staff, share our favorite movie-related videos with the Wasteland. 

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The best movie moment of last year wasn’t an epic superhero battle or a psychotic clown dancing on some steps or an aging stunt man fighting a Hollywood legend, it was a montage involving a peach and a ketchup packet.

Parasite was filled with a number of amazing scenes (Jessica. Only child. Illinois, Chicago.) but Nerdwriters video essay breaks down why its montage is its best and why montages are so effective in the first place.

At only 8 minutes, ‘Parasite’s Perfect Montage’ is a bit on the short side for video essays but what it lacks in length, it makes up for in effectiveness. It shows you the scene and then explains why it’s great. Brevity is an underrated virtue essayists. Just saying.


What did you think about Nerdwriter’s video? Are you a fan of Parasite or peaches?

Let us know in the comments below!