Camera shots:Exorcist+Final Destanation

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  • 1. Medium Close upThis shot is used to show herreaction to something theaudience can not see. She isclearly shocked and horrified. Thiscreates mystery for the audience,which will encourage them towant to know why she is like this.The camera zooms in even morereinforcing her state of emotionand its significance. This intimateshot brings us into the mind of thecharacter and we sympathise withher even though we don’t knowwhy she is like this.
  • 2. Back LightingBacklighting is done by placingthe main light behind thesubject, facing you and thecamera from the front. Byexposing the subject, andblowing out the background wesee she is an important figureand the shot seems scary andmysterious. The dramaticsilhouette of the girl highlightsher body language, which looksas if she’s worshiping or giving into something. Later we see ademonic figure facing her hasbeen revealed in the shot whichsuggests this is the thing she isworshiping. The lights and thestatue help to create the mise-en-scene. Also when watchingthe full film you see that thisshot foreshadows events tocome.
  • 3. Low angle shotIn this shot the man wears a bigblack coat telling the audience it isa cold, dark night, and helps tocreate the scene and atmosphere.Usually low angle shots are used tomake someone look large, strongand earn the viewers admiration.But taking into account the themeof the story, the lighting in the shotand where he is going some mayargue differently. He is walkingaway from the light and the lamppost in the background into adarker place suggesting he isheading for doom. Linking with thedemonic connotations of the film.
  • 4. Long ShotBy showing the surroundings ofwhere the movie takes placethe audience feels moreinvolved with the movie. Theshot of the door conveysmystery with the audiencewanting to know what is behindit. The door being closedsuggests that behind it isdanger which we should notenter.
  • 5. Over The shoulder ShotThis shot suggests they are having aclose discussion. The two people inthe shot work closely with eachother throughout the film. Thisshot is a suggestion of theirrelationship.LightingWe can not see the mans facewhich puts the question in theaudiences mind “who is he?”. Thebacklighting is used to make theman look mysterious along with hisFedora Hat. In Hollywood movies ofthe 1940s, characters often wore afedora, particularly when playingprivate detectives, gangsters, orother "tough guy" roles. The attirehe is wearing suggests to theaudience that he is a strong usefulcharacter.
  • 6. Extreme Close upThis dramatic effect focusesthe audiences attention onthe girls face. It Intensifiesand concentrates on the ideaof her being possessed. Thewide expression of her eyesshows her to be lost and notherself. The feel the audiencegets is dark and fearful. Herewe see an example of howmakeup is used to createmise-en-scene. The actor ismade to look sick by her skinbeing made to look so pale.She also looks heart by theuse of prosthetics to makescars.
  • 7. Transitional device:DissolveThis gradual transition see’s herface fade-out whilst a shot of astreet fades-in. This is used toconvey the passing of timebetween the scenes. Instead ofusing a fast cut the gradual changecreates a ghostly feel that is usedto inflict fear in the audience andshow the importance of thisimage so they remember it.
  • 8. Medium Close-upMakeup is used to create the effect of bloodsplattered on the womens clothes. Thisshows the audience the extent andemergency of the event as people are hurt.The womens hair is over her face becausepart of the plane has been dismantled andis open, so there is wind. The use of a windmachine is used to create this effect and addto the mise-en-scene.The womens Facial expression showsfear, her eyes and mouth are wide open toshow shock and horror.There is a man in the background but he isblurred out. we can see he’s holding anoxygen mask to his face, which suggeststhere is no oxygen, or that he is panicking.This shows one of the reactions of otherpeople on the plane.Her body language shows shes holding ontosomeone, trying to help them, this suggeststhat there may be a close relationshipbetween them.
  • 9. Point of view shotThis shot puts the audiencein the characters position sowe can relate and sympathisewith them. This particularshot is used to give theaudience a thrill and Identifywith the characters feeling ofshock and horror.
  • 10. Two ShotWe can establish that two people haveobviously died and are being buried. Thecoffins are used as a symbolism ofdeath, sadness and grieving.The coffins have equal prominence in theframe which implies they have equalsignificance. This also establishes arelationship between the two subjects.The colours on the coffins are differentthis may symbolise there differingcharacters or gender. The audience mayassume that the coffin on the left is a girlas the colour pink is often associated withfemales.The two coffins havent yet been buriedso this may mean that something isincomplete or unsolved surrounding theirdeath. Linking to the mystery, after thiswe see a close up of the word ‘coroner’.
  • 11. Close up of textCoroners investigate deaththat are not of natural causes.This important word links withthe theme of the story beingabout people dying inunexplainable “freakaccidents”. This wordforeshadows events to come.
  • 12. Low angle shotThis shot makes the characterseem powerful and dominant.His body posture and shapelinked with what he is doingtells the audience he is fit andstrong.In this shot we see twoswords crossed above hishead. The audience get asense that something is goingto happened and is made tosee the danger the charactercan’t.
  • 13. Low angle shotThis may be someones pointof view and gives theaudience the heart racing feelof the atmosphere.The angle of the shot showsthe item as powerful anddangerous. The colour of theroller coater, red, also couldhave been used to showpain, blood, danger andemergency.Roller coasters are alsousually associated withfun, which contrasts with itcausing destruction and aseries of fatal events thatoccur throughout the movie.