In what ways does your media
product use, develop or challenge
forms and conventions of real
This scene is from The Aviator. This
is similar to our scene as it also
shows the hand washing with the
taps and soap in view.
We wanted to do an over the head
shot as it would have been much
clearer, but as we did not shoot in a
studio we did not have unlimited
This is a screen grab from Brook’s
suicide in The Shawkshank
Redemption. In order to create tension
before the hanging, there is a close up
on the feet. We used the same idea in
our thriller as it portrays a sense of
foreboding while not being over the
This is a conventional shot and
it is used in a lot of Thrillers.
This is because it leaves the
audience waiting in anticipation
for the moment they know is
going to happen; death.
This scene is from Kidulthood. The shot of just
the feet after the hanging is extremely emotive
as it shows the vulnerability of the character
and the lifelessness of the body.
We used the same shot in our Thriller, mainly
because we did not have a harness to safely shoot a
wide shot of a hanging. However in the end it suited
our Thriller much better, as it is more grotesque to see
dangling feet and much more life like.
In both shots there is the object which the character jumped off to
achieve the hanging. Even if it is just in the background it emphasises
the height the character jumped from and the certainty of it.
This image shows a man walking down a
corridor, and is very similar to our own
Thriller. By using a mid shot, it allows facial
expressions and body posture to be read.
Using normal light enables the audience to
clearly see what is going on as well. The
costume is similar here as well, as both are
dressed smartly it conveys that they each
hold a degree of authority.
Our Thriller is called Gradual Decline but these
other Thriller titles all use a similar font. This means
that the audience have little impression for what is to
come as the font gives no clue to the details of the
film. Also, the stark contrast between the black
background and white font means that the title
stands out vividly.