ANALYSIS OF   TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
EDITING- Jumpcuts- Slow-paced – makes you wonder when thingsare going to happen, createssuspense, something may jump out t...
MISE EN-SCENELighting- Harsh, dark lightingMake-up-Blood EVERYWHERE!Props-Weapons – chainsaw, knife, gun, axe- Bear trap (...
SOUNDDiegetic- Ambient – weapons etc- Footsteps – creates shock- Screaming, screeching – creates terror/fear- Heavy breath...
SOUND CONTINUEDContrapuntal-”hush little baby” lullaby playing while at thesame time the guy is being beaten up – sinister...
CAMERA ANGLES- Handheld camera – in the car near  beginning, this creates realism, feeling  of terror, unknown- Low angles...
THEORYLaura Mulvey’s Theory- The girls are sexually objectified at the  beginning, kissing etc- Active, passive – active m...
COMPOSITION-Sally under the table watching thechainsaw guy making his mask (he ishigher up) – Sally is positioned as lowst...
SHOT TYPES (DISTANCES)-Long shot – We can see thesurroundings, it sets the scene-Depth of field on the police guy –makes i...
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  1. 1. ANALYSIS OF TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
  2. 2. EDITING- Jumpcuts- Slow-paced – makes you wonder when thingsare going to happen, createssuspense, something may jump out to scareyou- Fast-paced – makes the film jumpy, thisspeeds up the action (people getting stabbedand sawed)
  3. 3. MISE EN-SCENELighting- Harsh, dark lightingMake-up-Blood EVERYWHERE!Props-Weapons – chainsaw, knife, gun, axe- Bear trap (treating him as an animal)Costume-Girls – tight, white, t shirts, tight jeans, shows belly, hair down, pretty girls(conventional) – male gaze-Police outfits – power, status-Chainsaw guy dressed in black with a mask (we can’t see him, creates enigma)Location-Woods-Isolated Building-Abandoned House
  4. 4. SOUNDDiegetic- Ambient – weapons etc- Footsteps – creates shock- Screaming, screeching – creates terror/fear- Heavy breathing – creates panic- ChainsawNon-Diegetic- Sinister, slow paced background music- Happy music with the teenagers in the car at the beginning (equilibrium)
  5. 5. SOUND CONTINUEDContrapuntal-”hush little baby” lullaby playing while at thesame time the guy is being beaten up – sinistermusic is also playing at the same time (makes itmore horrific for the viewers)Sound Bridge- He’s cleaning her, then she screams, then itcuts to the long shot of the house and thescream continues (this creates a lastingeffect, meaning that the viewers will be moreterrified)
  6. 6. CAMERA ANGLES- Handheld camera – in the car near beginning, this creates realism, feeling of terror, unknown- Low angles – on sheriff, we are looking up to him, this emphasizes his power and control over the characters and us, as viewers- High angles – girl on floor, low status and very weak
  7. 7. THEORYLaura Mulvey’s Theory- The girls are sexually objectified at the beginning, kissing etc- Active, passive – active males, we identify with males and then active, passive switches, shifts after crash and we begin to identify with females.Claude Levi-StraussNarrative matched with pairs of binaryopposites (eg. Good vs evil)
  8. 8. COMPOSITION-Sally under the table watching thechainsaw guy making his mask (he ishigher up) – Sally is positioned as lowstatus and the chainsaw guy is shown tobe of higher status and obviously incontrol of the situation
  9. 9. SHOT TYPES (DISTANCES)-Long shot – We can see thesurroundings, it sets the scene-Depth of field on the police guy –makes it harder for the audience to seewhat will creep up behind (createssuspense) – chainsaw guy

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