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BASKET CASE
GREEN DAY
9 Frame Analysis
Directed by – Mark Kohr
FRAME 1
 This frame shows a close up of
one of the nurses plugging a
guitar into an amp. This shows
a convention of the g...
FRAME 2
 This long shot of the band
preparing for their performance
suggests a lot about the
narrative of the song. For
e...
FRAME 3
 This shot where the drummer
of the band is seen taking
colourful pills given to him by
the nurse. Green Day are ...
FRAME 4
 This high angle looking down
on the lead singer could
possibly suggest vulnerability
which supports the narrativ...
FRAME 5
 Here shows a pan shot of the
band playing in the asylum. In
the background, extras are
noticed wearing bizarre m...
FRAME 6
 This low angle shot shows the
lead singer in a padded cell, the
mise en scene is continuing with
the theme of ‘i...
FRAME 7
 The lyrics ‘Am I just stoned?’
are played during this shot,
keeping to the hallucinating
theme that carries out
...
FRAME 8
 This long show shows the
drummer playing the drums on
a wheelchair rather than an
ordinary chair. The editing
du...
FRAME 9
 This final shot showing a long
shot of the band finishing the
song, is behind some form of
mesh door; this sugge...
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9 frame analysis - basket case by green day

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  1. 1. BASKET CASE GREEN DAY 9 Frame Analysis Directed by – Mark Kohr
  2. 2. FRAME 1  This frame shows a close up of one of the nurses plugging a guitar into an amp. This shows a convention of the genre being portrayed along with the narrative of the song. The characteristic of the genre is a live performance from the band, this supports the narrative because ‘basket case’ suggests insanity and the nurse who works in the asylum is helping the genre conventionalise.
  3. 3. FRAME 2  This long shot of the band preparing for their performance suggests a lot about the narrative of the song. For example, the mise on scene in the shot shows the exceptionally luminous colours signifying that the band are out of place as the bright colours contrast with their black clothing.  This is very typical of the ‘punk rock’ genre; it is very unsettled, making the video stand out.
  4. 4. FRAME 3  This shot where the drummer of the band is seen taking colourful pills given to him by the nurse. Green Day are seen as quite an administrative band, so this shot could suggest that the pills are in fact unnecessary as a stab at the government. This is also a distinctive message from ‘punk rock’; being rebellious, standing out from the crowd, to get noticed.
  5. 5. FRAME 4  This high angle looking down on the lead singer could possibly suggest vulnerability which supports the narrative of the song; being insane. The lyrics that are sung during this shot ‘Am I just paranoid?’ backs up the shot as it could be portrayed as him looking around the room as if he is paranoid.
  6. 6. FRAME 5  Here shows a pan shot of the band playing in the asylum. In the background, extras are noticed wearing bizarre masks, this again supports the narrative because it represents that the band could possibly be hallucinating. This is a reoccurring theme throughout the music video.
  7. 7. FRAME 6  This low angle shot shows the lead singer in a padded cell, the mise en scene is continuing with the theme of ‘insanity’.  This shot which is repeated throughout the video, is very effective for the reason that there is a contrast of colours, representing a clash of personalities. The white cell could be trying to cleanse him of his insanity, whereas his black clothing suggests there is still a lot of work to be done to him. Portraying the contrast of good vs. evil.
  8. 8. FRAME 7  The lyrics ‘Am I just stoned?’ are played during this shot, keeping to the hallucinating theme that carries out throughout this video. The colours in this shot are very radiant, suggesting that what is happening inside his head is not normal compared to ‘normal’ people.
  9. 9. FRAME 8  This long show shows the drummer playing the drums on a wheelchair rather than an ordinary chair. The editing during the sound bridge is reasonably slow with each shot lasting from between 2-4 seconds. These shots show the band individually playing their instruments, in which is a reoccurring subject in punk rock videos.
  10. 10. FRAME 9  This final shot showing a long shot of the band finishing the song, is behind some form of mesh door; this suggests and shows the fractured reality the band live in, in the asylum. The nurse shown in the shot comes and locks the mesh door, locking the band in the asylum, suggesting that the band will never be let out, they will always be locked in. That the only freedom they have is when playing songs.

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