Type Of Documentary The documentary is a mixed documentary containing interviews, archive footage and a narrator (voice over).
Themes The themes of the documentary, The Devil Made Me Do It are murder, crime, religion, the power of the media and the influence of Marilyn Manson (through his music and actions) and youth culture.
Narrative Structure The narrative structure is a single stranded (one storyline) documentary. The documentary contains a narrator and translation of Italian to English. It is an open ended, non-linear narrative containing binary oppositions.
Camera Work...The handheld camera following Marilyn Manson makes the audience feel closer to the action. It also shows them the manic feeling at the time. Interviews – all filmed in a similar way, usually in medium close up. The interviews of Marilyn Manson are filmed at a low angle representing that
...Camera WorkEstablishing shot –shows the location and sets the scene where the crime took place.Low angle shot – represents Jesus which could represent Manson versus God.Tracking shot – during the procession makes the audience feel as though they are a part of the action. The audience becomes a voyeur as they get an insight of the action taking
Mise-en-scene...Italy (2001) – establishing shots of towns and cities Interviews – settings provide an insight into the role of the interviewee. It anchors the meaning of the interview. There are contrasts in mise-en-scene between the different interviews. All shot in natural light
...Mise-en-scene ... Bedrooms, workplaces, crime scene, grave yard, diaries, names scratched into trees, church, court rooms and concert arena’s.
Sound...Sound includes... Translations Non-diagetic music – Erie, adding to the atmosphere of the scene and Marilyn Manson’s songs Interviews – confessions as a voice over from the girls that committed the crime
...Sound A Heartbeat that slows down during the murder scene Diagetic concert sound of Marilyn Manson and his fans Male Voice Over – In standard English, pushes the narrative and holds it together. The voice over influences the audience.
Editing Zoom – into devil symbols linking with the narrative Contains many cuts Slow motion during concert footage Voice over Conventional editing for interviews – only answers, no questions
Archive Material Archive footage includes – concert footage, funeral footage, news footage, press conference interview footage, music video footage (of Marilyn Manson’s songs), footage of news from the shooting in American School, news footage from the crime scene.
Graphics Names and their relation to the topic Title of documentary Lyrics to Marilyn Manson’s songs Dates of important events and the locations Subtitles of translations The graphics give more information