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FILM OPENING ANALYSIS:
SIGHTLESS
Sightless is a 2020 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Cooper Karl
and produced by MarVista entertainment and Headlong Entertainment. Starring Madelaine
Petsch ,Alexander Koch, Deniz akdeniz, Mathew yang king. It is based on the main
protagonist Ellen who becomes a victim of a spray attack in the parking lot due and loses
her sight. The opening scene of sightless starts off with a black screen and then ambient
sounds intensify to reveal the back of Ellen. Which makes her look sinister and portrays her
as the main protagonist. The scene then fades to reveal a blurry image of her apartment. As
she starts moving further from the camera the surroundings become clearer. She is seen
walking towards the window with her hand waving in the air through her gesture it becomes
clear to the audience that she is blind. It raises Barthes Enigma codes for example “Who is
this women?", "What happened to her ?”, “What is she about to do?”. Titles start appearing
one after the other along with diegetic sounds like the sound of her footsteps, the birds
chirping ,the windows opening and the voice of sirens. Intense music starts playing and the
horns start playing as attempts jump off the window . Suddenly the title of sightless jumps
in and the screen turns black.
A flashback of One Month Earlier appears with with a blury image of
Ellen in the back. Diegetic sounds heard for example various beeping
sounds from monitoring devices, the whirring of machines and the
announcement of doctors is heard. Ellen is then see having flashbacks
from the attack are shown simultaneously the sound of her loud heart
beat and screaming is heard. Slowly a vivid close up of Ellen is revealed.
Indicating that she is in a different setting then when the incident
happened.
Closeups of medical instruments to make the audience aware that the
scene is shot in a hospital is seen alongside the continuous sound of
beeping of the machine is heard as titles appear. With a Extreme close
ups of Ellen to indicate her condition. Natural sounds such as the
breathing of Ellen along with opening of the curtains is heard as a man
enters her hospital room. A medium close up of the man is shown as he
introduced himself as the nurse. He informs her that she is is in the
Columbia western hospital.
The scene fades as the squeaking of the gloves is heard the screen
stays black as the titles appear then a extreme closeup of the
nurses hands is shown. Followed by a extreme closeup of Ellen’s
eyes as the bandage is being removed . The scene fades again then
Ellen is seen frightened as she exhales and in a shock holds
Omar’s hand which raises the anticipation of the viewer to what
happened. A close up of Ellen’s eye is seen as she asks in a shocked
voice “Why cant I see!”

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SIghtless film opening analysis.pptx

  • 2. Sightless is a 2020 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Cooper Karl and produced by MarVista entertainment and Headlong Entertainment. Starring Madelaine Petsch ,Alexander Koch, Deniz akdeniz, Mathew yang king. It is based on the main protagonist Ellen who becomes a victim of a spray attack in the parking lot due and loses her sight. The opening scene of sightless starts off with a black screen and then ambient sounds intensify to reveal the back of Ellen. Which makes her look sinister and portrays her as the main protagonist. The scene then fades to reveal a blurry image of her apartment. As she starts moving further from the camera the surroundings become clearer. She is seen walking towards the window with her hand waving in the air through her gesture it becomes clear to the audience that she is blind. It raises Barthes Enigma codes for example “Who is this women?", "What happened to her ?”, “What is she about to do?”. Titles start appearing one after the other along with diegetic sounds like the sound of her footsteps, the birds chirping ,the windows opening and the voice of sirens. Intense music starts playing and the horns start playing as attempts jump off the window . Suddenly the title of sightless jumps in and the screen turns black.
  • 3. A flashback of One Month Earlier appears with with a blury image of Ellen in the back. Diegetic sounds heard for example various beeping sounds from monitoring devices, the whirring of machines and the announcement of doctors is heard. Ellen is then see having flashbacks from the attack are shown simultaneously the sound of her loud heart beat and screaming is heard. Slowly a vivid close up of Ellen is revealed. Indicating that she is in a different setting then when the incident happened.
  • 4. Closeups of medical instruments to make the audience aware that the scene is shot in a hospital is seen alongside the continuous sound of beeping of the machine is heard as titles appear. With a Extreme close ups of Ellen to indicate her condition. Natural sounds such as the breathing of Ellen along with opening of the curtains is heard as a man enters her hospital room. A medium close up of the man is shown as he introduced himself as the nurse. He informs her that she is is in the Columbia western hospital.
  • 5. The scene fades as the squeaking of the gloves is heard the screen stays black as the titles appear then a extreme closeup of the nurses hands is shown. Followed by a extreme closeup of Ellen’s eyes as the bandage is being removed . The scene fades again then Ellen is seen frightened as she exhales and in a shock holds Omar’s hand which raises the anticipation of the viewer to what happened. A close up of Ellen’s eye is seen as she asks in a shocked voice “Why cant I see!”