"HIS USE OF SPLIT-DIOPTER SHOTS IS THE REASON WHY WE USE THEM EVERYWHERE!"
Little Marvin, creator of the new Amazon Prime series THEM, was asked by IndieWire's Kristen Lopez to name some of his influences. "Too many filmmakers to name," replied Little Marvin, "but I will say that I'm super in love with all of the thrillers and the horror films of the '50s, the '60s, and '70s. Allison [Pill] mentions Hitchcock-- absolutely. William Friedkin, Brian De Palma...! Like, Carrie is a massively influential movie to me. His use of split-diopter shots is the reason why we use them EVERYWHERE! [laughing] Because if I could just make every shot a split-diopter shot, I would. And Stanley Kubrick. All of those filmmakers are hugely influential on my childhood. Those movies live large over my imagination. So we definitely wanted to pay homage to that look."