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Dissecting a Scene• At the end of the film, Chuck, editor-in-chief of The New Republic, is going through all of Stephen’s Articles• It constantly flashes back and people see how Chuck is getting frustrated because he is realizing Stephen put lies in his articles
•Sound- calming music with a bit ofcuriosity to show that Chuck is curious ifSteve has lied in any other aticles•Narrative- Chuck is going to look atother works of Steve to show and provethat he has lied in other articles•Behavior/Mood- serious yet calm asthis could change everything at TNR•Lighting-front lighting is used to showthat Chuck is innocent and he is going toprove that he isn’t just going after Steve•Camera Angle- This is the establishingshot and is also a medium shot and eye-level, showing people what Chuck isabout to do•Scene/Focalization- the scene showsthat Chuck is going to look at all ofSteve’s articles through a eye-level angle
•Sound- still the same music as in theearlier scene•Narrative- Chuck is picking out all ofthe magazine’s that Steve wrote in tosee if all his articles are truthful or not•Behavior/Mood- still calm yet seriousas Chuck picks out magazines•Lighting- still front lighting to showthat Chuck is doing the right thinginstead of just going on what Stevesaid•Camera Angle- still Eye-level and amedium shot, which is used to havepeople perceive that they are therewatching Chuck do all this•Scene/Focalization- The focalizationhere is that Chuck is about to sit downand read all of Stephen’s articles tosee which ones are real and fake
•Sound-there is no music as Stephen’s •Lighting- it is Side lighting as only half of Chuck’svoice plays in the background reading face is lit, which means that he doesn’t have anyoff his articles bias and only wants the truth•Narrative- As Chuck reads this, he •Camera Angle- it is still eye-level yet is now alsorealizes that it’s not just one article a close-up on Chuck so people can see hisSteve has lied in reaction•Behavior/Mood- Chuck is very serious •Scene/Focalization- Chuck is reading throughand the whole scene is serious as this Steve’s articles and realizes that he is lied in everydetermines if Steve is lying or not issue he has written for TNR
•Lighting- it is still Side-lighting showing the•Sound- the music starts to play again unbiased opinion of Chuckas Steve continues to read his articlesout loud •Camera Angle- the camera now switches from eye-level to High angle to show that there is still a•Narrative- Chuck is realizing that Steve good amount of magazines for Chuck to gohas lied in his articles through•Behavior/Mood- it is very serious as in •Scene/Focalization- through high angles, peoplethe last shot are shown that Chuck believes Steve has lied more than once in his articles
•Sound- music beings to playlouder and Steve continues toread his articles•Narrative- Chuck is picking outthe lies in Stephen’s articles•Behavior/Mood- very seriousand sad because Chuck isrealizing Steve has lied in everymagazine•Lighting- no specific lighting, butjust to show how many articlesChuck has gone through already•Camera Angle- a high-angle andclose-up to show all themagazines Chuck has gonethrough•Scene/Focalization- through allthe articles, the narrative is beingtold as ‘Steve has lied a lot in hisarticles’
•Sound- the music keeps playing •Camera Angle- A close-up of Steven from earlier inas he keeps reading his articles the film with a smile that shows that he was a guythat Chuck is reading everyone liked•Narrative- Steve was such aawesome guy, no one would •Scene/Focalization- through the use of thethink he would do this flashback, people are shown how Steven got away with it: everyone liked him to much•Behavior/Mood- relaxed andhappy because it is a flashback•Lighting- natural lighting, nothingspecific
•Sound- music swells as multiple voicesof Steve read off his articles•Narrative- once again, Steve got awaywith it because he was such a likeableand funny guy to his co-workers•Behavior/Mood- relaxed, elated yetserious as this shows why Steve wasable to do this•Lighting- nothing specific on any of the3 people•Camera Angle- a close-up and focus onone of the editors laughing at a jokeSteve made from earlier in the film,with 2 other people being blurred inthe back•Scene/Focalization- through the use ofcamera angles, the scene here showsjust how much people liked Steve
•Sound- the music hits it’s climax asthe voices are about to stopreading•Narrative- the pile of magazinestells people that in every issuethere is a lie that Stephen Glasswrote•Behavior/Mood- serious as nowChuck realizes that he has lied inevery issue Steve has written for•Lighting- nothing specific•Camera Angle- high and close-upas this shows all the magazinesSteve has lied in•Scene/Focalization- Through thecamera angles, people are told thatSteve is possibly in deep trouble
•Sound- Steve re=entering the office afterasking the security guard •Camera Angle-close-up on chuck with the background blurred•Narrative- Chuck has discovered the truth•Behavior/Mood- sad, serious and an air of •Scene/Focalization- with a focus on Chuck,realization are all present in the scene people can tell that he will fire Stephen Glass from TNR•Lighting- it is side-lighting it show most ofChuck’s face and his feelings about what hehas realized
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