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  • 1. Analysis Of 6 Films (Horror & Thriller)
  • 2. 13 Ghost -Thriller-
  • 3. Timings for 13Ghost (Part 1) Columbia Logo 0:02 - 0:20 Dark Castle Entertainment 0:31 – 0:33 Columbia Pictures and Warn Bros. 0:40 – 0:44 Dark Castle Entertainment 0:54 – 0:57 “ Thir13en Ghost” 1:02 – 1:07
  • 4. Timing for 13Ghost (PART 2) Name Of Actor 0:24 – 0:27 Name Of Actor 0:41 – 0:44 Name Of Actor 0:51 – 1:03 Name Of Actor 1:04 – 1:08 Name Of Actor 1:10 – 1:12 Name Of Actor 1:14 – 1:17 Name Of Actor (Special Guest) 1:20 – 1:24 Name Of Actor (Special Guest) 1:28 – 1:31 Casting 1:35 – 1:37 Special Make Up Effect 1:38 – 1:43 Music 1:43 – 1:47 Visual Effects Supervisor 1:51 – 1:54 Co-Producers 1:55 – 1:58 Editor 2:00 – 2:04 Production Design 2:05 – 2:08 Director Of Photographer 2:09 – 2:13 Executive Producer 2:15 – 2:19 Producer 2:20 – 2:24 Story Writer 2:31 – 2:34 Screen Play 2:39 – 2:44 Director 2:50 – 2:54
  • 5. Conventions
    • Part 1
    • This sticks to the normal thriller convention, as it uses dark colours to start with, an isolated area, has a few cuts and uses certain sounds (wind, evil laugh, creeks) to show that it could be “haunted”.
    • Part 2
    • This intro goes against the normal thriller convention, as it has a slower and softer touch to the intro as it is showing the past history of the household. Using bright colours and one camera technique which is the panning shot. It also shows who the main character is at first.
    Dark Colour Softer Light The panning shot is a 360 ° motion which follows the convention of a thriller as it shows me exactly where the film is set. It also stops on the mans face which also shows me that he is the main character. Panning Shot 360° Shows the change over a period of time
  • 6. Sound
    • They use windy, basely sound to give and illusion of ghost passing by (ghostly asset). At this same time, the titles and name of movie appear one by one, fading in and fading out also in a ghostly manor giving another illusion of ghost. The cars that have been stacked on top of each other are making a creaking sound (like in a haunted house). As the third title comes up, there is a dark and evil laugh in the background but as there is nobody there we assume that it will be a ghost laughing
    • Classical music playing, with the little brother and older sister talking to each other. Sisters says “you’re the best little brother ever, I love you, I'm gunna get you! I'm gunna get you!” the voices have a slight echo to it to show that it was in the past (like a ghostly voice). Then hear “happy birthday” when the see family pictures but then we hear a fire alarm as we come to the kitchen door. We then hear a fire brigade and family panicking and saying they cant find the mum. We then hear a heart machine which stops beeping (showing the mums death). We then hear a funeral and someone crying.
    Part 1 Part 2
  • 7. Sound Diagetic As the second production company appears, we hear ‘lightening’ which is also shown on screen. This helps emphasise the fact that this is a thriller and helps create the sense that this is reality. Then there is a use of ‘creeks’ once the car dump appears on screen. The use of the ‘windy’ noise helps create the feeling of ghost’s passing by and coming which sticks to the convention of thriller movies. Non Diagetic As the first production companies come up, the first one uses the sound of ‘creeks’ and ‘wind’. This helps emphasise the fact that it is a ‘ghostly’ film and help build up the presence of a ghost. Lightening No Lightening
  • 8. Camera Techniques
    • The camera starts of by looking at the car on the magnet and then starts to move around the scrap yard, as if it was looking for something (then mysterious laugh and crash)
    • Starts with a medium long shot to show children in the garden, and then pans across slowly to the mum talking (using a medium shot) and then to the dad (using a medium shot) and then pans across all the pictures showing the family. We then see the whole house and go back to the dad who is in the same position as he was first, but this time alone and upset with burnt images this time of the mum.
    Part 1 Part 2
  • 9. Use Of Title
    • Each title has a luminous orange glow to it, with the writing in a black font. These two colours normally associated with Halloween were we see a lot of ‘Ghostly’ things.
    • Each of the titles fades in a fades out, lasting for about 3 – 5 seconds long. They are put in a specific order to show who the main people in the whole production are.
    Part 1 Part 2
  • 10. Mise En Scene
    • Car scrap yard were it is windy, with soft lights in the background. Yellow tape flying about through the air and, a car handing from a giant magnet.
    • Peering through a window into a garden, brother and sister both are playing in the garden, with a blue slide (showing that they are children). Leafs are falling showing that it autumn. We then have a panning shot across the room showing pictures, kitchen door, and bookshelf. We then see packed boxes and dusty rooms, with a dimmer light
    Part 1 Part 2
  • 11. The Ring -Horror-
  • 12. Use Of Title & Sound
    • Titles
    • There are no titles for this film showing it is following the convention of thriller movies.
    • Sound
    • Starts with the sound of rain. The girl in white talks about scientific elements of people whilst the girl in black talks about a tape that kills people.
    • Goes Straight
    • Into Scene 
  • 13. Mise En Scene & Camera Techniques
    • Mise En Scene
    • It stars with the company logo “Dream Works” but it has the screen cracking whilst the titles starts showing the horror has started already.
    • Camera Techniques
    • A medium shot of two females and the camera then starts to zoom into the characters. At first the medium shot has the girl in white at a higher level than the girl in black but then the levels of each of the females changes showing who the victim and the killer will be. The establishing shot sets the scene for the film and helps create the ‘dark’ atmosphere at the beginning of the movie.
    Establishing Shot Medium Shot Medium Shot
  • 14. Conventions
    • A start with a dark, isolated house and it is raining hard. The two females are wearing contrasting colours to show one is “Good/Pure” whilst the other one is “Evil/Dark”. It has gone against the normal convention of using weapons at the beginning to hint what the victim will die by as this one just uses a lot of dialogue to help us figure out what will happen.
    Establishing Shot
  • 15. Psycho & Inception -Thriller-
  • 16. Conventions (Comparison)
    • Psycho
    • Introduction had dramatic sound effects, it used dark colours (black showing evil/death), and it has a young dumb blonde as the victim and its distorted music.
    • Inception
    • This film goes against thriller conventions as it has no titles at the beginning, it starts with bright colours; it uses a white male as the victim and the only titles used were sub-titles.
  • 17. Sound (Comparison)
    • Loud, sharp music that’s sounds like its being played by an orchestra but at the same time has a little twist to it (to show two sides).
    • Use natural sounds of the ocean, someone talking in a different language and a screaming female. It also starts with some ‘non-diegetic’ sounds whilst the production companies are appearing. This helps create a disturbed feeling as the music becomes louder and louder but then suddenly turns into a natural (Diagetic sound) of the ocean.
    Psycho Inception
  • 18. Camera Techniques (Comparison)
    • When the scene starts we have an establishing shot of the area, we then have a slow zoom into a specific building and flat window until we look inside and see two characters. We see then had a medium shot of the women laying on the bed (showing that she is the main character and the victim). The camera looking through the window makes it feel like the killer is looking through the window to choose its next victim.
    • We get a close up of the mans face (lying down, showing he’s the victim), they then used a long shot to show two children playing on the beach, we then have reverse shots between these two scenes until we have a low angle shot of a guard (showing authority) and then an extreme long shot of another guard far away, and an establishing shot of the building (were the next scene is).
    Psycho Inception
  • 19. Use Of Title (Comparison)
    • It started off with a bright background but then the dark streaks took over it until it became all black (showing evil taking over slowly yet quickly). The title starts of distorted but then comes together (with slight flickering) and then goes back to being distorted with the same for all the others. When the scene starts we have the titles coming up showing the date (telling us when it is) and showing us the time (showing us when it all stared) and at the same time making it all look like a police report.
    • No titles used except for in speech were they use sub-titles.
    Psycho Inception From… To…
  • 20. Mise En Scene (Comparison)
    • We see a view of the city and then a block of flats
    • We see a man lying in an ocean, which then changes to children’s playing on a beach with there, backs facing the camera and then a few reverse shots, and then shows us a guard calling to another guard who is next to a castle/mansion on top of a rocky pier
    Psycho Inception Close up Establishing shot
  • 21. Comparison between both
    • Both these films are different genre’s. Both these films are also completely different as it shows that Psycho (a horror) follows the normal ‘Horror’ conventions by using dark colours, distorted music for the intro, uses a “Young Dumb Female Blonde” as the victim and uses the typical killing weapon i.e. knife. Whereas Inception goes against the ‘Horror/Thriller’ conventions and starts the scene with bright colours, natural sound of an ocean and uses a “Young Male” as the victim/main-character of the movie.
  • 22. Misery -Thriller-
  • 23. Mise En Scene & Use Of Titles
    • Mise En Scene
    • Titles don’t appear till 2:23 where its starts with the title of the film, then the director and producers and so on. The use of the red colour (representing love/blood/evil) helps the viewer to see that something is going to happen. This follows the conventions of a thriller as they use colours like these.
    • Use Of Titles
    • Firstly see a cigarette and a match, then a Champaign glass, then Champaign in ice, then a type writer typing “with misery. Breathing might not seem like much, without it, what else was there…?” We then get a view of his desk and see him writing “The End” (showing us that his end is near, but he has control over it as he is writing in pencil). This creates a relationship between the viewer and the main character. It also helps us to try think of the concept of the rest of the film
    All close up’s
  • 24. Convention & Camera Techniques Convention Goes against the normal thriller as it doesn’t start with dark colours, sound affects but it has isolation of items and shows us who the victim or killer is most likely to be. Camera Techniques Close up of objects and the man typing away in the background. Medium shot of the man to show us where he is and to help us establish who the victim/killer is. Close up when smoking to show enjoyment of the cigarette . This gives the affect that the viewer is there and creates a close relationship between the viewer and the main character. It also allows you to get a rough idea of what is happening. All close up’s Long Shot
  • 25. Sound Sound First sound of a type writer, telling us where we are at this current time. Keeps quiet as it goes on until he writes “The End”, were the sad/sorrow music starts playing (showing us that he is going to die). The use of high pitched music normally found in psychiatrists. Bottle pops, drink pouring, match lit . Close Up
  • 26. Se7en -Thriller-
  • 27. Sound & Camera Techniques Use of natural sounds for the first scene but when the tittles start to appear we then get sounds of machinery/eerier music, which starts to build up tension in the listeners ear, as it is an unusual sound with a beat to it and the beat becomes faster and faster (showing the tension building up) We start with a medium shot of a man in the kitchen, we then have a close up of him getting dressed, we then get a point of view shot at him with objects in front of him. We then get a long shot of the man as he walks closer to the screen and it turns into a medium shot. We then see them outside and it uses a low angle shot (showing that they have power/status). They then have a conversation and it is still at a low angle. We then see him in bed (using a long shot) and it has a close up on his hand (to show his hand moving) and then zooms into him while he’s in bed and uses reverse shots between the man and the metronome and then cuts to the book and starts the titles. Close Up Camera Techniques Close Up Long Shot Low Angle Long Shot Sound
  • 28. Use Of Titles & Convention The tittles don’t start coming up till 4:13 were I starts with a book and then uses a scribbling font showing the tittles have been written down (like they come from the book). This font give the effect that the titles are being written but by someone else who is not on scene. This helps create the feeling that someone else I writing the story. This also helps build the tension at the beginning of the film. Use of contrasting colours from white to black (bright to dark) which also goes against the normal thriller convention as it uses a bright colour first and we don’t see any weapon. There was no use of distorting sounds as they used natural sounds (tap). We also realise who the main character is from the first scene, which comes before the titles. Use Of Titles Convention Bright Colour Dark Colour
  • 29. Mise En Scene The first thing we see is a man in a kitchen (with the normal, then getting dressed in front of a mirror and then moves to him picking up 4 objects in specific order and placing them in his pockets. We then advance to another scene were we see him walking and we see a dead body on the floor and him and an officer investigating the room of the dead were another character joins and another one leaves showing us that we have 2 main characters left. We then see them walking and talking and then join the first character we see back in his bedroom, were he’s reading a book and his pendulum is moving and the titles then start. Mise En Scene This use of props and setting helps to create the mood of the film. As we get to see this all before the titles appear we get a quick understanding of what has happened, and this then creates the motive for the rest of the film. This also give the viewer a brief idea of allows them to try and guess what is going to happen and allows them to engage in the movie