Shop Talk Writers : Movie characters who exist solely for exposition

Movie characters who exist solely for exposition

They aren't that involved in the narrative, but exist merely to give information to another character, which is the movie's way of filling the audience in on that information, to rush the narrative along.

Tony Todd as the coroner in Final Destination (forced and lazy exposition. He was only here to say how Death works, and then disappears, never being involved in the plot. This was essentially a cameo appearance just for exposition he shouldn't know. This Should've been a deleted scene.)

The British professor in Candyman

VooDoo John in Child's Play

Crazy Ralph in Friday the 13th

Ash in Alien

The Gnome in Frozen who shipped Anna and Kristoff

Exposition done right IMO is Sydney Pollack's pool table scene in Eyes Wide Shut, Joker's interrogation scene in TDK,

Re: Movie characters who exist solely for exposition

I hate it when they do the ' as you know ' thing. Yeah, yall already know this shit but ima explain it to yall anyways.

Its so lazy.

Re: Movie characters who exist solely for exposition

It's just a writing strategy. Why fid you choose those movies though instead of so many others you find that type of character.

https://youtu.be/iPUwtyZglQI

https://youtu.be/QRTNm6GLJYI

Re: Movie characters who exist solely for exposition

Mr. X in JFK. Not that I think it was bad. Most of that movie is exposition but it works.
Top