9 FRAME ANALYSIS– PARLOUR GAMESBY SIX FINGERSATELLITEBY JOHN PATTINSON
1ST FRAMEIn the opening frame we see a man on the phone from a low angle close upcamera shot. Low key lighting is used to produce a shadow over the mans face. From his expression we can see he is happy but the use of lighting and the style of music makes this appear sinister.
2ND FRAMEIn this frame we can see a man at his desk from a high angle shot withlow key lighting. From this use of lighting and the size of the room this scene feelsvery claustrophobic. From the mise en scene we can see he is an office workerAnd that maybe he has stayed back late to work.
3RD FRAMEIn this frame we see an extreme close up of a man using a telephone. Theimpression this gives the audience is that the person is secretive and that hedoesn’t anyone to overhear what he is saying. The lighting is low key which alsoadds to the tone that the man has a problem he is trying to fix.
4TH FRAMEIn this frame low key lighting is used to cast a shadow on one sideof the man’s face. It is a medium close up, with only the head and top ofshoulders visible. The man is staring directly down the lens, breaking the fourthWall. This is something which can be unsettling for the audience. This is also thesinger of the band which shows Andrew Goodwin’s theory of star image.
5TH FRAMEIn this frame we a man’s face in profile and close up. Lighting has been used tocover his eyes with a shadow.
6TH FRAMEIn this frame we a two shot from a low angle of two men walking into a room.The effect the low angle has is that we see these men as dominant It could alsobe a POV shot as both men are looking directly down the camera. From theirexpression we get the impression they are
7TH FRAMEThis frame has a different background colour to the previous frames whichsuggests a change in mood in both the song and the music. The lighting is,again, low key with shadows across people’s
8TH FRAMEIn this frame we see a group of people smoking at what looks like a party.Dennis Mcquail’s theory of identity is present here as we can see the kind ofpeople they are from the way theyre dressed and how they are acting.
9TH FRAMEThe lighting on this shot is very film noire. Much of the frame is completelyblack, forcing you to look at the man in centre frame who is staring right into thelens.