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Ghostbusters 2 9 frame analysis

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Ghostbusters 2 9 frame analysis

  1. 1. Ghostbusters 2 9 Frame Analysis
  2. 2. In the first frame of the film we see theproduction/distribution company’slogo. This institution logo is shown at the start which lets the audience know straight away who made the film. This ensures that the audience will want to watch the film, as this institution is well-known.
  3. 3. It could be argued that the goo isIn this shot we can see a pink iconic of horror as it is usuallygoo oozing out from a crack in he associated with monsters andstreet. creatures. The goo shows the horror part of the film but because it is pink, the goo does not look very menacing. This represents the comedy part of the film.
  4. 4. In this scene there is a light and cheerful soundtrack which reflects on howIn this shot, the camera tracks the main nothing is going wrong and everythingcharacter as she walks down the road. seems to be alright. On the street the character is walking on, lots of things seem to be happening such as as man arguing with a policeman and a person on crutches being knocked over. These moments add to the comedic atmosphere of the film.
  5. 5. Here we can see the main character lookingconfused and surprised. The close-up of this character suggests to the audience that she is the main character. There is a close up of the character so that we can see her facial expression to understand her emotion but also so that the audience feels connected to her.
  6. 6. This shot also helps to illustrate theThis shot is from the POV of the child emotions of the main character, whichin the pram looking at his mother. is that of worry and panic; shown by her running and alert facial expression In this shot, a relationship between the audience and the baby is formed because the audience is seeing through the eyes of the child.
  7. 7. Here we can see a person The music in this shot sounds more sinisteron a bicycle falling over. and also faster than the music in previous shots. The music further adds to the chaotic atmosphere. This shot shows the comedy genre of the film because a person falling off a bike is a sort of slapstick comedy. The shot also helps create a more chaotic atmosphere.
  8. 8. As soon as this shot comes into the film, the Ghostbusters theme song plays to announce thatIn this next shot we are shown an the Ghostbusters will feature shortly but it alsoanimation of the Ghostbusters logo. helps distinguish the Ghostbusters as the heroes. The logo is the classic Ghostbusters logo from the first Ghostbusters so audiences recognize it straightaway. The only change to the logo is that the ghost is holding up his two fingers to symbolize that this is he second Ghostbusters.
  9. 9. This is a shot of the classicGhostbusters car which featured in The car has lots of colourfulthe previous film. equipment attached to it which is sort of over the top. This appeals to the younger audiences. The car is coloured white which suggests to the audience that these people are the heroes in the film. The upbeat music in the background also reinforces this idea. The car looks old and worn which shows that the Ghostbusters aren’t perfect; you could say this adds to the comedic aspects of the film.
  10. 10. As the car drives off we can see smoke trailsIn this shot we can see the and hear the car backfiring. This adds to theGhostbusters car driving off comedic element off the film which againdown the street. attracts a younger audience. This shot is good at showing the environment and where the film will take place. In the background are tall buildings which suggest this is a large city like New York. This is the typical setting for many big budget films and so would suggest to the audience that this film will be of a high standard.

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