It’s the summer sci-fi hit, ‘Nope!’ talks about why we are obsessed with images and try to own them, which is why Inverse has invited the film’s editor, Nick Monsour, to learn details about the themes and tone of Jordan Peele’s film, the intricacies of the development process and some of the more unusual references in the work, among them a classic of Spanish cinema with Fernando Fernán Gómez.
From the great American show to European cinema
Monseur reveals that he and Peele did indeed work on horror and science fiction classics What most people have been pointing to:
“We saw just about everything from the history of extraterrestrial and creature blockbuster movies, from ‘Alien’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ to ‘Third Kind Encounters’ and the original ‘King Kong.’ preloaded with an idea. They’ve probably seen ‘Jaws’ or ‘Alien’ or ‘Encounters’. So there are moments in ‘Nope’ where you have to express that you know. I think about the background music that plays in the scene where Jupiter’s Claim, where the Star Lasso experience begins. It’s a lot like ‘Jurassic Park.’ That’s one way we can say that we, as the characters in the movie, are aware of this style of thing.”
However, in that count of influences, the editor surprises by revealing that they looked for inspiration in ‘The spirit of the hive’. among other films of European cinema, to give a less typical look to the film:
“In addition to the classics, there are a lot of things I like to bring back: a larger, more experimental set of movie editing tools that I love that capture some of the wonder and awe of psychological horror or monsters, like ‘The Spirit of the Dead’. beehive’, ‘Come and see’ or ‘I’m Not scared’. Some unusual techniques that come in handy for the film’s surreal or absurd subtext layers.”
Monsour has been with Jordan Peele since his inception and has witnessed his transformation from television comedian to Academy Award-winning filmmaker. Collaborating on Comedy Central’s ‘Key & Peele’ and working together on ‘Us’ (Us, 2019), over the years the filmmakers have developed a shorthand form that allows them to meld their respective talents as film director and filmmaker. cut. For example, ‘Nope!’ had a much bigger script and they shot a much longer movie which was reduced to two hours and 10 minutes.