Genre Reviews <br />
Opening Scene: <br /><ul><li>Writing the definition of film
White and black background
Two characters in the middle of frame
Food, diner location
Cup of tea
Female and she is wearing a top, jeans, short hair
Male shirt on top of t-shirt, jeans, rough stubble, messy hair
Dialogue between the two characters
Mid shot of the two characters
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  1. 1. Genre Reviews <br />
  2. 2. Opening Scene: <br /><ul><li>Writing the definition of film
  3. 3. White and black background
  4. 4. Two characters in the middle of frame
  5. 5. Food, diner location
  6. 6. Cup of tea
  7. 7. Female and she is wearing a top, jeans, short hair
  8. 8. Male shirt on top of t-shirt, jeans, rough stubble, messy hair
  9. 9. Dialogue between the two characters
  10. 10. Mid shot of the two characters
  11. 11. Close up of the waitress
  12. 12. Close up of female charcter
  13. 13. Mid shot female charcter
  14. 14. Mid shot of male and female and shot reverse shot
  15. 15. Move into a close up of the male characters face
  16. 16. Waitress speaks to the male character
  17. 17. Close up of male and female character which then moves into shot reverse shot
  18. 18. Close up of a gun
  19. 19. Close up of them kissing
  20. 20. Long shot of them sitting at the table
  21. 21. Camera moves up with the male character
  22. 22. Female character is out of the shot
  23. 23. Moves to a mid shot
  24. 24. Music is the soundtrack
  25. 25. Non diegetic sound
  26. 26. Leads into the credits </li></ul> <br />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. <br />
  27. 27. Representation in the opening scene <br />Slight panning, centred the road in the middle with the mountains in the distance. <br />Road splits the from by coming up from the bottom and ending near the end of the frame <br />Geographical<br />Loneliness due to it sounds like someone is playing the harmonica by themselves and is quite soft music<br />Mountains look rocky<br />Trees but no crops<br />Vegetation<br />Hear the sounds of other music coming in when it is a black screen <br />Transition shot<br />Representation of World and People <br />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 <br />Thelma is always quite tensed around her husband as if she puts her guard up to protect herself <br />Her house is quite messy and that reflects her personality <br />She is still in her dressing gown i.e. disorganised <br />Serving her husband e.g. putting the bracelet on him <br />Only feels free with Louise <br />Cant live freely if her husband is around <br /> <br />Louise and Thelma <br />Crowded in the cafe/ diner <br />Music in the background which is quite loud<br />Busy<br />Music is country/western associated with the Southern state of America e.g. Texas, Arizona, Alabama, Oklahoma etc... <br />Level shot of the people working e.g. the waitresses<br />Camera is tracking Louise as it has followed the actress so shows that she is our main character<br /> Keeps up with her movement <br />Audience feels involved <br />Main character is in the centre of the frame <br />Follow her, then a close up <br />She is professional and efficient <br />Enclosed place <br />Compromise of time <br />Cut to the next shot <br />She is in the kitchen due to cooking in the background the mise en scene<br />She is having a cigarette even though she gives advice why you should not be smoking hypocritical <br />Is using the telephone where the second character is introduced Thelma <br /> <br />Thelma is messy due to shouting , running around <br />Louise is more controlled than Thelma<br />Thelma is worried that her husband Daryl would find out <br />Close up on Thelma’s face, to show her expression when she is talking to her husband<br />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 <br />Daryl is rude, arrogant, angry<br />His red sports car is composition for his lack of masculinity<br /> <br />Thelma and Louise <br />
  28. 28. Opening scene:<br />Dark colours<br />Water/ storm – blue colour wash<br />Eerie music- tensed <br />Dream like <br />Water is sliced in half<br />Weather signifies something bad is going to happen <br />Complex and swirling <br />Robert de’ Niro walks straight toward the camera <br />Music is playing lightly in the background<br />Body parts are shown separately e.g. the eyes, teeth etc... <br />Bird of prey/ silhouette / foreshadowing <br />Reflections of water / distorted image <br />Image shows torture which then reflects the blood in the opening scene <br />Picture goes from red/ negative (psychotic)/ colour <br />Extreme close up of eyes then close up of the face as if she is confessing or recalling something <br />Religious person due to he has a cross on his back and the scales for justice<br />Pictures in the mise en scene of Jesus and Stalin reflects his image<br />Prison is behind him reflects his past and also could be his present <br />The family are in bright colours and he was silhouetted <br />He is the focal point in the cinema<br />Music has created tension at the end <br />The girl is wearing white, could represent that she died<br />Had red wash before so there is a contrast <br />It’s like a diary “My reminiscence” <br />Rain is falling behind her <br /> Framed dead centre<br />Talking to the audience <br />Juxtaposition –one shot to another <br />Wealthy <br />Maid is Spanish <br />Happy shot and warm atmosphere <br />Creative shows freedom<br />
  29. 29. The Talented Mr Ripley <br />The main character is shown. <br />And he starts by telling the audience a bit about what had happened. <br />Moves onto a lady singing at a party. <br />Man and his wife have interaction with the main character <br />He works quite a lot of jobs<br />The protagonist is quite shy and reserved <br />Wants to maybe pursue a career in music <br />Getting paid $100 to go to Italy <br />Borrowed a jacket of someone <br />Maybe that’s was reference to the beginning <br />Everything is in equilibrium <br />Has met a woman who just introduced herself <br />She comes from a family business of textiles and travels under he mothers name ‘Randall’ <br />The protagonist has just met the other main character who he has to take back to America due to his father paid him <br />Has met another female character<br />Incident- should have never borrowed the jacket. Problem mistaken identity <br /> Progressive Complications- Main character goes to Italy and meets Greenleaf’s son and his girlfriend and sees him with another girl . <br />
  30. 30. City of God <br />Extreme close up of a knife being sharpened <br />Suggests violence/ danger fast pacing music <br />Could hear it being sharpened <br />Spanish, Latin American <br />Medium Shot of what’s going on around <br />They are cooking due to images of carrots<br />Looks like a celebration or party due to music, food, drink.<br />Medium shot of chicken and it escapes by loosing the tie<br />Close up of main character which moves to a extreme close up of him <br />Gives orders to people to get the chicken <br />He is in charge<br />Long shot/ crane shot of the streets shows location, urban, close tighter sequence of shots of them chasing the chicken. <br />Go to a long shot of another main character in a village nearby <br />Cut from Rocket to Lil Zee <br />Rocket and his friend are talking about Lil Zee<br />Doesn’t realise rocket is <br />Police are behind him<br />Is stuck and doesn’t now what to do <br />Story goes back to the 60’s <br />
  31. 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. <br />Close up of the back of someone’s head <br />Two characters in mid shot – location of dark room <br />Close up of one character and then another moves in to a mid shot <br />Then a close up <br />Fades to black with some non- diegetic sound <br />Music with some dialogue between characters<br />Close up of a CCTV image of some more characters <br />In the CCTV image it is a long shot <br />With security checking the characters<br />Walking through one CCTV image to another <br />Dialogue between two characters <br />Mid shot in CCTV image <br />Camera moves up to another CCTV image <br />Then across another CCTV image <br />Then across to another CCTV image <br />Walking towards the camera <br />Camera moves across <br />Camera moves around across to the characters at the door. <br />Long shot <br />Close up of characters <br />Fast paced music <br />Close up of all characters <br />Shot reverse shot <br />Extreme close up<br />Moves into a close up <br />Diamond with film title <br />Moves to another character <br />Then moves into a shot with another character <br />Then into another character all through the diamond. <br /> <br />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. <br />
  32. 32. Classical piano music- then goes to upbeat music; reason for change is that a thunderstorm occurs to change the tone of the music <br />Opening credits- the names are like explosions, revealing each charters name one by one <br />Shows the inside of the human body – reveals the anatomy <br />Very fast paced shots- move with music <br />The colour is grey and is a very smoky background which then could reflect the thunderstorm – connation’s of weather <br />Camera is moving backwards as if to reveal what is there<br />Goes black for a little while to reflect there is a change in the scene<br />The camera keeps moving backward and then upwards and out. It shows the sweat dripping on a charcter forehead. <br />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. <br />Then voice of another charcter is introduced<br />Close up of someone holding a gun in the mouth of another charcter<br />Two characters are talking. Character with the gun walks away. And main charcter is revealed who is also tied up <br />Close up of main character turning around to see the other charter <br />Dark room, building can be seen in the surrounding area <br />A pan down – fast moving shot- main character is telling the audience what happened – reflecting the shots<br />Shots follow the story<br />Mid close up of van then moves into a close up of inside the van <br />Fast paced pan shots<br />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 <br />Clock ticking in background main character is talking – voice over pan shot in to next scene<br />Main character has a recollection <br />Mid shot of a sign <br />Pans between different characters <br />Close up of two characters both of them are hugging each other and talking to each other- shot reverse shot <br />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<br />It then goes back to the beginning as the main characters realises that there is a lot more than this point <br />Moves up to a downward pan of main characters lying in bed <br />Domestic setting<br />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<br />Shot then moves to other colleagues and showing what they are doing <br />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 <br />Upward pan of an object of rubbish which then goes on to reveal a dustbin- <br />There is talking and ringing in the background <br />Mid shot of main character who is looking tired<br />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 <br />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 <br />He is telling the audience what he is looking at <br />Talks to the women on the other end of the phone <br />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<br />Mid shot of the main charcter <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  33. 33. Blank white screen- credits of the actors <br />Blood is dropping one by one <br />Classical- soft music- like a cello<br />Music quickens- the blood drops quicken <br />Splats on the floor – white background- the film title <br />White background with a red substance<br />The substance then is put on the white background, - it could be a plate - it is used for a design <br />Music is still quite classical someone holding a kitchen knife comes in to the middle of the shot- there is still opening credits <br />Then moves on to the same knife cutting a piece of bread<br />Raspberries are dropping down <br />A close up of dish has been revealed- this links back the raspberries dropping down and also the plate has been decorated properly <br />Close up of someone picking it up. Music changes to a fast paced classical music <br />The food is placed on the table <br />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 <br />Camera moves along but always cooking down<br />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 <br />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 <br />Main focus is on the food- voices still heard in the background and the music is till playing it is non-diegetic <br />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 <br />Camera focuses on the guest sitting at the table. Reveals a close up of the waiter talking <br />Pan shot to another waiter saying the same thing <br />Pan around to other guests and waiter and there is talking, the music is quieter <br />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 <br />Shot reverse shot takes place between 2 of the characters. <br />Camera moves to reveal the person that they are talking about <br />Fourth character is introduced with a mid shot <br />Shot reverse shot to reveal the other 2 characters <br />Pan shot is looking downward to reveal their food bill and all of their American express cards<br />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 <br />Moves to a close up of someone holding a lot of cash and counting it <br />Voices in the background <br />Money is handed to a person a pan shot then a mysterious person who is wearing late century clothing maybe the 18th century <br />Then the camera reveals the four characters from the restaurant<br />It is nighttime so is dark and they entering a club due to the music are loud <br />The camera then moves to a long shot <br />Camera moves around showing people dancing – looks like that is anthem night <br />Mid shot of the male who is the main character getting drinks, gives something to the bartender- shot reverse shot <br />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<br />In the nightclub setting it is loud music and people dancing <br />Close up of the bartender giving him the drinks and money <br />Goes back to the main character smiling in the mirror <br />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 <br />Interior is the white furniture reflect that someone lives there <br />Camera moves around as if someone is walking around revealing each room <br />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 <br />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 <br />Long shot of the main character and his back to the audience as he is going to the toilet<br />The bathroom is black and white <br />Camera comes up behind and reveals a close up of the main character looking into a picture of Les Miserables<br />The main character then starts talking and revealing his life <br />The music is still playing and it is classical but all the focus in on a piano. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  34. 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. <br />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<br />Links to our film- Deception <br />We used the similar camera angles as these films due to we used shot reverse and pan shot. As it makes an impact. <br />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. <br />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. <br />

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