About the film• Letters To Juliet is an enchanting story about love -- of encountering new sparks and rekindling old flames. When a young American, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), travels to Verona, Italy -- the romantic city where Romeo first met Juliet -- she meets a group of volunteers who responds to letters written to Juliet seeking advice about love. Sophie finds and responds to a letter that has been lost for 50 years, which inspires its author Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) to travel to Italy to find her, her long-lost soul mate. Together, the two women embark on an adventure that will change their lives forever -- a journey filled with laughter and companionship, discoveries about themselves and the meaning of true love.
Film Opening Conventions:• The romantic, cheerful music reflects the mood and the genre• Enigma – which makes us think will Claire find her lost long soul mate, and will Sophie also find her true love?• Credits• Establishing shot which sets the scene• Introducing the protagonist character
Mise-En-Scene• Costume: casual everyday clothing this is to show her normal life.The protagonist was wearing white blouse top at the start of the film which symbolises her innocence and purity.• Actors:• - a young female protagonist called Sophie Hall, she works as a fact checker in New York.• - 50 year old woman called Claire, she is kind and close friends with Sophie.• - Claire’s grandson called Charlie Wyman, he is grumpy and unpleasant but he has a good heart.• Make up: the female protagonist has got a little bit of make up on to make her even more prettier• Props: the book that she was carrying makes us think what it was?, the bag and the mobile phone.• Setting: it was set in a city where she was walking down the lane
Editing• Dissolve to show different pictures of a two lovers which reflects the type of genre.• Jump cut from establishing shot of the city into the long shot of buildings to show us where the city was set.
Lighting• Natural key lighting as its set in the daytime. This is to show realism.
Camera• Establishing shot this is to show the whole city• Tracking shot as she was walking down the alleyway while talking to someone on the phone.• Panning shot to show the protagonist’s face.• Mid shot from the back side to front side of the protagonist to focus on her face more.• Close up shot to show her facial expression as she was talking to someone on the phone.• Long shot of the building to show the it more clearly• Tilting from the top of the buildings down to the ground.
Sound• Non diagetic - the love, happy, cheerful song sets the tone for the whole film.• Diagetic: the sound of the cars, the protagonist talking to someone on the phone, the mobile phone ringing, people talking.
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