Assignment:Inspirational ScenesFrom Films By Paula Duru
1st Inspirational Film – Shutter Island Genre – Psychological Thriller
Shutter Island Quick PlotIts 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned toinvestigate the disappearance of a patient from Bostons ShutterIsland Ashecliffe Hospital.Hes been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, butbefore long he wonders whether he hasnt been brought there as part of atwisted plot by hospital doctors.Teddys shrewd intelligence investigating skills soon provide a promisinglead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects wouldbreak the case wide open.As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, moredangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, Teddy begins to doubteverything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity and ability to think
What inspires me Representation of main character. (Man in suit dressed smartly) Badge: Formal wear at all times. represents he Which means his role as a has a important character is important. role. Police officer, Marshal, Man always in formal wear can represent a superior etc. person. Man behind cell – Represent criminal or dangerous encaged person
Denotation and Connotation Denotation – Old pale lady in a knitted blouse with hardly no hair on the front lawn. Connotation – Elderly woman looking worried, scared, possibly a sick patient reaching out for help.Denotation – Quotes on arusty wall With a manbefore it.Connotation – Troubled person.Message is “Stop me before Ikill someone” a loud call forhelp possibly a prisoner aderanged crazy person
Props (evidence) Word “Run” stands out from others in the book. A sign of fear. Written notes usually represent mystery. Book and Picture – this can mean Gun – Weapon documentation of somebodys identity usually represents linking back to the police and the frail danger or crime. lady Hospital Instruments – A health unit is widely shown. Used on patients.
Shots I wish to use this filming Close Up – I love close technique in my opening ups because they sequence because I like to always show detail in portray emotion and feeling. So face. This is a screen audience can clearly understand print of a man who is how a character is feeling and disfigured and you can what they look like clearly see it by this In our opening sequence we will shot use this shot to show pain or misery.
MusicIn this scene they play non diagetic sounds to showemotion (Teddy’s Love for woman in his dream)The music is very subtle, soft low key music. Thismakes audience feel emotion towards scene. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0eG0O9qNB4
LightingDark lighting usuallyrepresents isolation or evil Completely isolated can portray bad atmosphere.
Target Audience for Shutter Island Suitable for 15 years of age and over - Intense psychological - highly disturbing imagery, including drowned children. - Settings - piles of corpses, blood, guns, dark prison corridors, and bizarre, scary nightmares and hallucinations. -It contains strong, foul language, smoking, and various of medical/experimental drugs. -Shutter Island might appeal to older teens, if they can handle the strong stuff. Younger kids are strongly warned away.
Mind MysteryEmotion Conventions: How the scenes employ conventions of genre Existence Identity Purpose
2nd Inspiration – Funny Games Genre – Psychological Thriller
Funny Games Quick PlotA family settles into a vacation home, whichhappens to be the next stop for a pair of young,articulate, white-gloved serial killers on anexcursion (nice trip) through the neighborhood. A middle-class family submits both physicallyand mentally to the torture, violence, and deathfoisted upon them by two young, unexpected,white-gloved visitors at their vacation retreatnear a lake.
What inspires me (Characterisation) Protagonists – Vulnerable family moving into a new house. Mum, Dad and Son (Nuclear Family) Antagonists – Unknown neighbours, young men who want to have fun. Possibly looking for trouble
Music In this scene instead of a Non Diagetic sounds (edited sounds) being played Diagectic Sounds are being played instead. In this scene the moment (Georgie) is about to kill Paul. Diagectic sound is being played from the stereo Paul switched on right before the scene starts. This is to build suspense and tension of the gun setting off. Which did not happen.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjozZPvGhZo