In “Anatomy of a Scene,” we ask directors to reveal the secrets that go into making key scenes in their movies. See new episodes in the series on Fridays. You can also watch our collection of more than 150 videos on YouTube and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Yes, there are fanny packs and mustaches galore in “Wonder Woman 1984,” but also some breathtaking action. This early scene takes place at a very ’80s mall (complete with Waldenbooks), and gives the hero a chance to shine in a more playful way before the movie heads down a more serious path.
Before the scene’s end, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) has lassoed a few criminals, while both saving and delighting children along the way. Narrating the scene, the director Patty Jenkins discusses the effort that went into pulling off some of its high-flying stunts, which she says relied not on digital doubles, but talented, malleable stunt performers and intricate wire work.