The four films I deconstructed were: Rocky, Matrix, The Bourne Supremacy and Inception. These four action movie deconstructions have several things in common such as they all show focus on one main character for example Inception shows us ‘Mr Cobbs.’ which tells us he is going to be the main character in Inception see the full deconstruction for more information. Two of my deconstructions also have another thing in common which is they
start with Non diagetic soundtracks to this normally builds tension. My four action movie deconstructions all have extreme close up establishing shots, This is to keep the viewers in suspense and wonder what is actually going to happen in the movie. For example in my Matrix deconstruction the establishing shot shows a close up of a police officer, telling us that he is looking for someone, who we don’t know.My four deconstructions have another thing in common which is that there seems to be tension or fighting between characters, In Rocky there is two people boxing and in Inception a character is approached by a gunmen.
In the first two minutes of my four action movie deconstructions we are shown the main character straight away, this makes the viewer wonder what their story is and why they have ended up where they are. For example I deconstructed Inception and the establishing shot is a close up of the main character lying on the beach, this immediately Makes us curious about what is going on.
The establishing shot also shows the audience where the movie is set by usually tracking around the area this setting the scene. In the first two minutes you also now there is some sort of villain involved but is not normally seen in the first two minutes of a movie this keeps the viewer in suspense.
The research I have collected from my 4 movie deconstructions and the PowerPoint I have done on the Genre ‘Action’ has made me aware how important the use of setting and diagetic sound is this not only sets the scene for the viewer it tells us what is likely to happen in the movie. The movie that supports this is the Bourne Supremacy which I deconstructed and is in my research PowerPoint. (Slide 25.)
The four movies I deconstructed for research all started with diagetic sound and a extreme close up of the main character I believe this is used in action movies to create tension, and create a mysterious atmosphere.
I have learnt the similarities of all action movies they all remain around one main character, who normally is fighting some arch enemy. Also I have learnt that my deconstructions have many things in common such as establishing shot.