"Ticket to Ride" Analysis


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"Ticket to Ride" Analysis

  1. 1. “ Ticket to Ride” is the first ever music video.
  2. 2. CAMERA MOVEMENTS The establishing shot is a crane shot, making them very small and unintimidating, giving off the impression of being accessible youngsters. Through a lot of the video, a handheld camera is used. The shaky camera movements display the energy that the Beatles stood for. The general composition of shots is filmed very much like a home-movie, with plenty of examples of a shaky camera and poorly executed framing. The lack of professionalism again makes the Beatles appear accessible and down-to-earth, and displays their air of naivety. Another thing that supports this is the moving in and out of focus.
  3. 3. Editing <ul><li>Fast Cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Shots of a Beatle merge into one another, for example, a shot of John behind the wheel would quickly turn into Ringo behind the wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>Montage </li></ul>
  4. 4. George Harrison wears a top hat almost as a mickey-take of the upper class. Because the Beatles were known as “working class scousers”, they therefore made it unfashionable for the first time to be of a high class, and George reinforces this with his mock-taking headwear. Mis-en-scene
  5. 5. The picnic in the snow acts as further mockery of the upper class, and shows the binary oppositions between old English values, and the new Swinging Britain and youth culture of the 60s. REPRESENTATION OF EVENTS
  6. 6. REPRESENTATION OF CHARACTERS The video represents the Beatles as mischievous, youthful and upholds their image as “the boys next door”. “ fascinatingly looked like quadruplets. The spoke at the same time, finished each others sentences and even admitted themselves, that since children they’d been ‘four parts of one person’.
  7. 7. John the bold and witty one, Paul the sweet, enthusiastic one, George the younger, innocent one, Ringo the quirky one at the back
  8. 9. The main intention of the video is to give the fans what they want: fun and nonsense. But the sequence does represent the emerging youth culture of the 1960s, as the Beatles whiz past and knock into the older generation. With the Beatles came the invention of the “TEENAGER”
  9. 10. The video defies the conventional idea of “show business”, which is something the Beatles did throughout their entire career. Instead of conforming to the expected rules and regularities, the Beatles laugh, fall over, and concentrate more on having a good time than being conformist celebs.