The insanity of one scene in Uncut Gems encapsulates the entire movie. Let’s dissect how the Safdies did it.
One of the greatest thing about Uncut Gems is how it never feels like it’s slowing down. From the first frame till the fade-out, we’re on an insane ride that feels like a snowball traveling downhill.
There are many scenes in the movie, but one in particular that encapsulates everything we love about the film. So let’s dig right into it.
Check out this video from The Royal Ocean Film Society and let’s talk after the jump.
What Was the Most Chaotic Scene in ‘Uncut Gems’?
Late in the second act of Uncut Gems we have a scene in Howard’s office that’s the perfect cacophony of action. Howard is waiting on results from his colonoscopy, he’s recently pawned Kevin Garnett’s ring, and he and his mistress are on the outs. He’s threatened legal action on Garnett, who borrowed his opal, and he still has loan sharks coming around trying to get him.