SOMETIMES a story is filmed within another story. There is a name for that. An embedded narrative is a literary device in which a character within a story becomes the narrator of a second story within the first. In the case that you should desire an example, I am about to give you one. On the set of the ‘Rust’ movie, the first assistant director yelled: “Action!” A gun was raised, presumedly in actor Alec Baldwin’s hand. And then, quite suddenly, a shot rang out. The story within the story is far from over, as of this writing, but here is the gist of its beginnings. Ukrainian cinematographer Halyna Hutchins fell over dead. Try not to forget the part where it happened on a movie set.
You can read the full extent of my report below. It is from an ever growing document called ‘Ceremony by the Numbers.’ As of today’s publication, the PDF is sitting at about 62 pages.