The Dark Knight rises -analysis


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The Dark Knight rises -analysis

  1. 1. The Dark Knight Rises - Analysis Kanwal and Raj
  2. 2. What is the narrative of the feature film being advertised? What is the genre? • The trailer that we looked at clearly showed to be an action thriller; there was a clear rivalry between the villain and the hero who are in constant battle over power, in which we were introduced to binary oppositions. All narratives have this conflict where two opposites clash and I think that’s important to take away from my research.
  3. 3. How much of the narrative is revealed? How is this achieved? (voiceover/shots) • The main events of the film were clearly portrayed, yet little detail was given. The trailer was full of these key events that would leave the audience buzzing to see the full movie. Yet it never gave away a resolution, in the trailer we constantly saw conflict and a clash between hero and villain yet who would prevail or had the upper advantage was not shown. With the aid of voiceover and dramatic music the trailer left the audience more confused posed with more questions rather than answer any.
  4. 4. What is the narrative order of the shots? How does it differ from the order of the movie? • The shots used for the trailer were not in chronological order of the film, this helps in concealing information of the film from the audience. In doing it like this the trailer for the Dark knight rises took control of all senses of the audience, as the audience is bombarded a puzzle and a web of questions from the trailer.
  5. 5. How many shots were used? • 48/50 shots
  6. 6. What pace of editing is used? Does the pace increase/decrease at any time, if so when and why? • The pace almost seems like a dance routine for this trailer, it starts of slow with the introductions of the hero and the film, but gradually it starts to increase as the as the identity of the villain is shown. Very soon after the audience are introduced to both the villain and hero, the pace quickens as conflict and fights are shown between the two leaving the audience to scrabble along and keep on track with what’s happening. The pace comes to a sharp halt at the and you see the villain and hero in the same shot facing each other; the sharp slow pace reinforces the balance and the status between both the hero and villain being at equal levels, this aids in giving no resolution to the audience.
  7. 7. Are any transitions used that you wouldn’t expect in the movie itself, what effects do they have? Why do you think they are being used? For this trailer, I would say none of the transitions were at all not expected, the trailer fades in after the introductions to the film and flashes throughout it giving glimpses to the audience making it seem as if the trailer is bursting with anxiety and awe which then comes to a soft halt fading out after the date of view in cinemas is shown.
  8. 8. What does the voice over/ text says? How does this link with the visuals? How does this set up the narrative of the film? • The voice over is the dialogue from the film of the main character, the villain. What the villain is saying is matched with the imagery being shown, it was effective to use the dialogue as it gives more depth to the trailer as the audience start to understand the character of the villain and hero in more detail.
  9. 9. How does the soundtrack help create the genre and/or the narrative? The soundtrack used is electronic and stringy as it adds dramatic affect to the captions of fights and explosions, the music is fast and is like a rush for the audience as they are swept in a whirlwind of fast paced editing with loud dramatic music which ties the whole trailer together.
  10. 10. What specific camera shots is used- when/where/why? • There is variety of effective camera shots used but the ones that stick out to the audience most is the close up of the villain which is also titled to add a sinister feel to the camera shot. This was the first introduction to the villain from the audience as it showed to be very significant in the trailer. There are many establishing shots and Ariel shots used to portray the location of the villain and the hero.