ABOUT THE FILM● Released in 2008● Directed by Catherine Hardwicke● An American fantasy/adventure/romance● Based on the Twilight Saga books by Stephenie Meyer.● Budget of $37million
● Rated: 12● Distributed by Summit Entertainment, known for:- American Pie- Harry Potter - and the deathly hallows part 2- The Hurt Locker● Produced by Mark Morgan, Greg Mooradian and Wyck Godfrey
THE DIRECTOR● Catherine Hardwicke● An American production designer, film writer and film director.● Also known for:- The Nativity Story- Red Riding Hood
THE SCENE● http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARQkj39GJ 6A
WHY I CHOSE THIS FILM?● I chose this film and this scene, because I felt the opening of the door and walking to their seats was the most important part of the film.● This is because the audience is introduced to the main characters and the shot reverse camera shots suggests to the viewer there will be a relationship between Bella and Edward.
CAMERA SHOTS AND EDITING● Close up of Bella, establishing her watching the door, this prepares the audience for the introduction of the characters.● Mid shot of Jessica and Cullens opening the door and walking past.● Establishing shots of each of the Cullen Couple, to introduce the audience to the characters.● Close up of Edward as he walks in establishing his “beauty” and introducing the audience to the main character.
● Long shot of the Cullens sat down together, this suggests their outcasts, and stick together.● Shot reverse shot between Bella and Edward, this suggests there could be a relationship between them during the film.
SOUND● Non – diegetic: really quiet base guitar sounds, which becomes louder as Edward Cullen walks in creating a climax.● Diegetic sound: people talking to create a realistic atmosphere.
ESTABLISHED SETTING● This scene is set in high school in the cafeteria, this is shown through the layout of the tables.
MISE-EN-SCENE● Costume – every day casual clothes for school for the Bella, Jessica...● The Cullens are all wearing white clothes, to contrast to Edwards dark clothing. This creates attention for Edward.● Lighting is natural from the lights in the room and the windows behind.
ESTABLISHED CHARACTERS● The two tables suggest the Cullens and Jess dont have a good relationship, this could suggest rivalry or a high school hierarchy.● Jess – the popular one● Bella – the new girl● Edward – the heart throb/outcast● The other Cullens – the outcasts
ACTORS● Robert Pattinson- Also starred in Little Ashes (2009), Remember Me (2010), Water For Elephants (2011).● Kristen Stewart- Also starred in Adventureland (2009), The Runaways (2010), On The Road (2011).