Film Language Tag: crosscutting
An editing technique that cuts back and forth between actions in separate spaces, often implying simultaneity. [Also known as parallel editing]
Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) confronts Red (Lupita Nyong'o) who has captured her son, Jason Wilson (Evan Alex). As Adelaide creeps up behind Red, weapon in hand, Red begins a monologue about her life as a tethered. The monologue is overlayed with images of Adelaide and Red as young girls. The twist that Adelaide was originally a tethered is revealed.
After meeting to discuss shared memories of alien abduction and violation, Brian (Brady Corbet) and Avalyn (Mary Lynn Rajskub) encounter a dead deer she says was experimented on by aliens and then left in the field near her home. When she presses Brian to insert his hand into an incision in the body, he experiences flashbacks of past alien abduction and violation -- with a young Neil (Chase Ellison) appearing in them alongside his own past self (George Webster)
Freder (Gustav Frohlich), son of the city master, watches as Maria (Brigitte Helm) brings a group of workers' children into the Eternal Gardens of Pleasure.
Buffalo Bill Talks to the Ghost of Sitting Bull, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
Buffalo Bill (Paul Newman) talks to the recently deceased Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts).
Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) rob a train but are ambushed by a group of men on horseback. They run away on horses of their own and make it to a town they think can help hide them. The group of men come through town looking for the two fugitives.
Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) presents the false Maria (Brigitte Helm) as Freder (Gustav Frohlich) is delirious and suffering from hallucinations.
Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) are holding out in a small store, trying to outlast the military that has come after them. The drawn-out shootout ends with both characters running out of the store, guns blazing, to ultimately be killed.
Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) encourages The Narrator (Edward Norton) to stay over at his place. Once that's settled he asks him to hit him. The Narrator then gives us a backstory for Durden. It flashes back to the present and The Narrator hits Durden, starting the first fight of the movie and the beginning of fight club.
British civilian Dawson (Mark Rylance), his son Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney), and teenage hand George (Barry Keoghan) are headed toward Dunkirk to save soldiers and pick up one (Cillian Murphy) in the water from a wrecked ship. The soldier, shell-shocked, doesn't want to return. George is fatally struck in the head during the disagreement.
Civil Rights leader Kwame Ture (Corey Hawkins) recites a speech at a local rally hosted by the Black Student Union. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) attends, going in undercover on behalf of the police as Philip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) and Jimmy Creek (Michael Buscemi) listen in. Ture speaks on the need to embrace Blackness and Black beauty, police brutality, opposition to the Vietnam war, and the fight for racial equality.
Jerome Turner (Harry Belafonte) recounts the lynching of Jesse Washington at a Civil Rights rally as it is cross cut with Philip Zimmerman's (Adam Driver) - posing as a white version of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) - induction into the KKK. Turner describes in detail the murder and we go back and forth between this and David Duke's (Topher Grace) white nationalist speech. All the while, Stallworth is watching the induction ceremony happen from a window.
After hearing of their tenant Wei-Wei (May Chin)'s immigration troubles, Wai-Tung Gao (Winston Chao) and his partner Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) decide to stage a marriage to solve her immigration problems and satisfy Wai-Tung's parents. They re-decorate Simon and Wai-Tung's apartment to appease Mr. and Mrs. Gao, removing signs of their relationship.
The robot version of Maria (Brigitte Helm) successfully influences the workers to destroy the Heart Machine againt foreman Grot’s (Heinrich George) warnings.
Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) and Jason Wilson (Evan Alex) are in a room with their clones. Adelaide’s clone forces Jason Wilson and his clone to play while the clone gives her life story. Simultaneously Umbrae (Shahadi Wright) and Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke) fight their respective clones, finding crafty ways to outmatch their opponents. Eventually the family finds each other and leaves, surviving the encounter.
On the way to the Santa Cruz beach the Wilson family sees a dead body. Shortly later the family arrives at the beach and, while interacting with the Tyler family, Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) encounters multiple coincidences that throw off her ability to converse with Dahlia Tyler (Elisabeth Moss). Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke) converses with Josh Tyler (Tim Heidecker), and Umbrae Wilson (Shahadi Wright) hangs out with Becca (Cali Sheldon) and Nix Tyler(Noelle Sheldon). While the family members are distracted, the youngest, Jason Wilson (Evan Alex) wanders off, forcing Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) to panic while looking for her son.