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  • 1. Genre Reviews
  • 2. Opening Scene:
    • Writing the definition of film
    • 3. White and black background
    • 4. Two characters in the middle of frame
    • 5. Food, diner location
    • 6. Cup of tea
    • 7. Female and she is wearing a top, jeans, short hair
    • 8. Male shirt on top of t-shirt, jeans, rough stubble, messy hair
    • 9. Dialogue between the two characters
    • 10. Mid shot of the two characters
    • 11. Close up of the waitress
    • 12. Close up of female charcter
    • 13. Mid shot female charcter
    • 14. Mid shot of male and female and shot reverse shot
    • 15. Move into a close up of the male characters face
    • 16. Waitress speaks to the male character
    • 17. Close up of male and female character which then moves into shot reverse shot
    • 18. Close up of a gun
    • 19. Close up of them kissing
    • 20. Long shot of them sitting at the table
    • 21. Camera moves up with the male character
    • 22. Female character is out of the shot
    • 23. Moves to a mid shot
    • 24. Music is the soundtrack
    • 25. Non diegetic sound
    • 26. Leads into the credits
    Quentin Tarantino has kept it very simple. He has only focused on two characters and the audience can see that these two are important. The mise en scene reflects everyday life. As the location is a diner in America, the characters are dressed in everyday normal clothes such as jeans, t-shirts. So therefore they look like everybody else but when the audience starts to hear the dialogue between the two characters then they realize that they are criminals. The shots used between the two characters are vey simple and there are not many different shots that have been used. It tends to be close ups, and shot reverse shot. This is so that these two characters are the main focus in the shot.
  • 27. Representation in the opening scene
    Slight panning, centred the road in the middle with the mountains in the distance.
    Road splits the from by coming up from the bottom and ending near the end of the frame
    Loneliness due to it sounds like someone is playing the harmonica by themselves and is quite soft music
    Mountains look rocky
    Trees but no crops
    Hear the sounds of other music coming in when it is a black screen
    Transition shot
    Representation of World and People
    That women get put down by there husbands or male partners e.g. Thelma and her husband as he always brags about going to work and always says that she just stays at home
    Thelma is always quite tensed around her husband as if she puts her guard up to protect herself
    Her house is quite messy and that reflects her personality
    She is still in her dressing gown i.e. disorganised
    Serving her husband e.g. putting the bracelet on him
    Only feels free with Louise
    Cant live freely if her husband is around
    Louise and Thelma
    Crowded in the cafe/ diner
    Music in the background which is quite loud
    Music is country/western associated with the Southern state of America e.g. Texas, Arizona, Alabama, Oklahoma etc...
    Level shot of the people working e.g. the waitresses
    Camera is tracking Louise as it has followed the actress so shows that she is our main character
    Keeps up with her movement
    Audience feels involved
    Main character is in the centre of the frame
    Follow her, then a close up
    She is professional and efficient
    Enclosed place
    Compromise of time
    Cut to the next shot
    She is in the kitchen due to cooking in the background the mise en scene
    She is having a cigarette even though she gives advice why you should not be smoking hypocritical
    Is using the telephone where the second character is introduced Thelma
    Thelma is messy due to shouting , running around
    Louise is more controlled than Thelma
    Thelma is worried that her husband Daryl would find out
    Close up on Thelma’s face, to show her expression when she is talking to her husband
    Setting is in there kitchen at home, represents where she should belong as men use to think that’s where a woman’s place is when she is talking to her husband
    Daryl is rude, arrogant, angry
    His red sports car is composition for his lack of masculinity
    Thelma and Louise
  • 28. Opening scene:
    Dark colours
    Water/ storm – blue colour wash
    Eerie music- tensed
    Dream like
    Water is sliced in half
    Weather signifies something bad is going to happen
    Complex and swirling
    Robert de’ Niro walks straight toward the camera
    Music is playing lightly in the background
    Body parts are shown separately e.g. the eyes, teeth etc...
    Bird of prey/ silhouette / foreshadowing
    Reflections of water / distorted image
    Image shows torture which then reflects the blood in the opening scene
    Picture goes from red/ negative (psychotic)/ colour
    Extreme close up of eyes then close up of the face as if she is confessing or recalling something
    Religious person due to he has a cross on his back and the scales for justice
    Pictures in the mise en scene of Jesus and Stalin reflects his image
    Prison is behind him reflects his past and also could be his present
    The family are in bright colours and he was silhouetted
    He is the focal point in the cinema
    Music has created tension at the end
    The girl is wearing white, could represent that she died
    Had red wash before so there is a contrast
    It’s like a diary “My reminiscence”
    Rain is falling behind her
    Framed dead centre
    Talking to the audience
    Juxtaposition –one shot to another
    Maid is Spanish
    Happy shot and warm atmosphere
    Creative shows freedom
  • 29. The Talented Mr Ripley
    The main character is shown.
    And he starts by telling the audience a bit about what had happened.
    Moves onto a lady singing at a party.
    Man and his wife have interaction with the main character
    He works quite a lot of jobs
    The protagonist is quite shy and reserved
    Wants to maybe pursue a career in music
    Getting paid $100 to go to Italy
    Borrowed a jacket of someone
    Maybe that’s was reference to the beginning
    Everything is in equilibrium
    Has met a woman who just introduced herself
    She comes from a family business of textiles and travels under he mothers name ‘Randall’
    The protagonist has just met the other main character who he has to take back to America due to his father paid him
    Has met another female character
    Incident- should have never borrowed the jacket. Problem mistaken identity
     Progressive Complications- Main character goes to Italy and meets Greenleaf’s son and his girlfriend and sees him with another girl .
  • 30. City of God
    Extreme close up of a knife being sharpened
    Suggests violence/ danger fast pacing music
    Could hear it being sharpened
    Spanish, Latin American
    Medium Shot of what’s going on around
    They are cooking due to images of carrots
    Looks like a celebration or party due to music, food, drink.
    Medium shot of chicken and it escapes by loosing the tie
    Close up of main character which moves to a extreme close up of him
    Gives orders to people to get the chicken
    He is in charge
    Long shot/ crane shot of the streets shows location, urban, close tighter sequence of shots of them chasing the chicken.
    Go to a long shot of another main character in a village nearby
    Cut from Rocket to Lil Zee
    Rocket and his friend are talking about Lil Zee
    Doesn’t realise rocket is
    Police are behind him
    Is stuck and doesn’t now what to do
    Story goes back to the 60’s
  • 31. Narration in the opening – voice of main character is so that the audience can understand what is going on and have an idea of who the film is based on.
    Close up of the back of someone’s head
    Two characters in mid shot – location of dark room
    Close up of one character and then another moves in to a mid shot
    Then a close up
    Fades to black with some non- diegetic sound
    Music with some dialogue between characters
    Close up of a CCTV image of some more characters
    In the CCTV image it is a long shot
    With security checking the characters
    Walking through one CCTV image to another
    Dialogue between two characters
    Mid shot in CCTV image
    Camera moves up to another CCTV image
    Then across another CCTV image
    Then across to another CCTV image
    Walking towards the camera
    Camera moves across
    Camera moves around across to the characters at the door.
    Long shot
    Close up of characters
    Fast paced music
    Close up of all characters
    Shot reverse shot
    Extreme close up
    Moves into a close up
    Diamond with film title
    Moves to another character
    Then moves into a shot with another character
    Then into another character all through the diamond.
    In the opening scene of snatch there are a variety of shots used all for different effects. The close up of the characters is so that the audience can relate instantly with them and also they know who to focus more attention on as the film goes on. Guy Ritchie has kept the opening scene very simple and that is quite good, as then the audience do not get too confused. The mise en scene just lets the audience know with what is going on and the way that the characters are dressed i.e. as Jews and also when they wear suits the audience can see that they deal with business. All the effects and shots use mean that the audience can be impacted with it and relate on scene. It makes them feel more involved.
  • 32. Classical piano music- then goes to upbeat music; reason for change is that a thunderstorm occurs to change the tone of the music
    Opening credits- the names are like explosions, revealing each charters name one by one
    Shows the inside of the human body – reveals the anatomy
    Very fast paced shots- move with music
    The colour is grey and is a very smoky background which then could reflect the thunderstorm – connation’s of weather
    Camera is moving backwards as if to reveal what is there
    Goes black for a little while to reflect there is a change in the scene
    The camera keeps moving backward and then upwards and out. It shows the sweat dripping on a charcter forehead.
    Then moves back shot then moves to a close up of an object and an image blurred in the back. The music stops. The camera reveals a person who has a worried, tired expression, which is reflected trough, the sweat dripping down face and there is a voice over of someone telling a story.
    Then voice of another charcter is introduced
    Close up of someone holding a gun in the mouth of another charcter
    Two characters are talking. Character with the gun walks away. And main charcter is revealed who is also tied up
    Close up of main character turning around to see the other charter
    Dark room, building can be seen in the surrounding area
    A pan down – fast moving shot- main character is telling the audience what happened – reflecting the shots
    Shots follow the story
    Mid close up of van then moves into a close up of inside the van
    Fast paced pan shots
    Goes from middle shot of 2 characters to close up of 2nd characters lower back – talks long shot of both characters in a room- buildings in the background
    Clock ticking in background main character is talking – voice over pan shot in to next scene
    Main character has a recollection
    Mid shot of a sign
    Pans between different characters
    Close up of two characters both of them are hugging each other and talking to each other- shot reverse shot
    The camera also does a 360 shot to reveal the other characters in that scene – the location is of a church- community centre of some sort- it is a meeting for those who have had testicular cancer
    It then goes back to the beginning as the main characters realises that there is a lot more than this point
    Moves up to a downward pan of main characters lying in bed
    Domestic setting
    Then the scene moves to a close up of a starbucks take out mug on top of a photocopying machine mid shot of a main character- sleeping – office location – the main character is wearing a short and tie
    Shot then moves to other colleagues and showing what they are doing
    Main character is talking throughout- an image comes in between all the other collegeous standing at the photocopying area and then reverse back to him
    Upward pan of an object of rubbish which then goes on to reveal a dustbin-
    There is talking and ringing in the background
    Mid shot of main character who is looking tired
    It then moves to a mid shot of another character- wearing a white stripped shirt with a blue tie and trousers holding important papers -could be a senior person in that office – hear the characters talk to each other shot reverse shot
    Changes to a bathroom – mid shot of character sitting on the toilet, and is on the phone and looking at a IKEA magazine – close up of magazine
    He is telling the audience what he is looking at
    Talks to the women on the other end of the phone
    Close up of magazine and then the camera zooms in and focus’s on one particular image- makes it real life – as the shots are rotating as the images are being placed in to the shot – main character is talking about each item and it’s importance
    Mid shot of the main charcter
  • 33. Blank white screen- credits of the actors
    Blood is dropping one by one
    Classical- soft music- like a cello
    Music quickens- the blood drops quicken
    Splats on the floor – white background- the film title
    White background with a red substance
    The substance then is put on the white background, - it could be a plate - it is used for a design
    Music is still quite classical someone holding a kitchen knife comes in to the middle of the shot- there is still opening credits
    Then moves on to the same knife cutting a piece of bread
    Raspberries are dropping down
    A close up of dish has been revealed- this links back the raspberries dropping down and also the plate has been decorated properly
    Close up of someone picking it up. Music changes to a fast paced classical music
    The food is placed on the table
    Rotating shot to reveal the other dished on the table then the camera moves to a close up of a menu and there are people in the shot- people are talking to each other
    Camera moves along but always cooking down
    Mid shot of waiter holding food- walking towards the camera- see other people around sitting on the tables – this is when the audience know that it is a restaurant setting
    It looks posh and expensive- there is pink tablecloths so quite feminine but there is bright lighting and the camera then focuses on a close up of the food
    Main focus is on the food- voices still heard in the background and the music is till playing it is non-diegetic
    The waiter is telling what the specials are of the day and then the audience sees the back of the waiter it then moves to a mid shot
    Camera focuses on the guest sitting at the table. Reveals a close up of the waiter talking
    Pan shot to another waiter saying the same thing
    Pan around to other guests and waiter and there is talking, the music is quieter
    Mid shot of three characters- dress smartly- drinking, talking to each other – which reflects that they know each other very well and maybe are friends
    Shot reverse shot takes place between 2 of the characters.
    Camera moves to reveal the person that they are talking about
    Fourth character is introduced with a mid shot
    Shot reverse shot to reveal the other 2 characters
    Pan shot is looking downward to reveal their food bill and all of their American express cards
    Cigarettes on the table’s and silver cutlery with the gold plate all reflects that this is an affluent restaurant and also that they earn a good amount to be able to come to a restaurant
    Moves to a close up of someone holding a lot of cash and counting it
    Voices in the background
    Money is handed to a person a pan shot then a mysterious person who is wearing late century clothing maybe the 18th century
    Then the camera reveals the four characters from the restaurant
    It is nighttime so is dark and they entering a club due to the music are loud
    The camera then moves to a long shot
    Camera moves around showing people dancing – looks like that is anthem night
    Mid shot of the male who is the main character getting drinks, gives something to the bartender- shot reverse shot
    Camera is from the point of view of the main character looking in the mirror so it is his reflection, he is revealing exactly what he feels- the camera reveals the back of the bartender whose is getting the drinks and cant hear what he is saying
    In the nightclub setting it is loud music and people dancing
    Close up of the bartender giving him the drinks and money
    Goes back to the main character smiling in the mirror
    Music soft again piano then moves to a domestic homely setting- the whole house is white the connotations could be that of innocence maybe- purity
    Interior is the white furniture reflect that someone lives there
    Camera moves around as if someone is walking around revealing each room
    Then moves to the bedroom and again the white décor can be seen- it is simple and also someone has slept in the bed as it is the morning so it is bright
    Long shot of main character walking in to their bathroom, the main charcter is only wearing white boxers, which can reveal the décor of his house
    Long shot of the main character and his back to the audience as he is going to the toilet
    The bathroom is black and white
    Camera comes up behind and reveals a close up of the main character looking into a picture of Les Miserables
    The main character then starts talking and revealing his life
    The music is still playing and it is classical but all the focus in on a piano.
  • 34. As in The Talented Mr Ripley we have used the similar concept of how much identity plays a part in your life as it makes you who you are.
    From American Psycho the sense of a familiar location. Due to the domestic setting can make it easier for the audience to engage with the film
    Links to our film- Deception
    We used the similar camera angles as these films due to we used shot reverse and pan shot. As it makes an impact.
    Majority of these films use classical music such as the piano or cello. Which can then reflect the essence of the film and that is what we aiming for in our production.
    The lighting varies in each of these films, as some open with dark lighting and then go to brighter lighting or vice verse. We are going to try the dark lighting first and then the bright lighting due to in our production there is a flashback, so the incident happens first but then the main character goes back to the few hours before.