Mise-En-Scene Analysis Essay On Jaws

700 Words 3 Pages
Noe Molina
Analysis Essay #2
Prompt B

JAWS is a 1975 mystery/drama that will leave you guessing on what is going to happen next. Set near a tourist town in New England, police chief Martin Brody struggles to decide whether to close a beach because of a recent shark attack or not. The movie continues as mayor Larry Vaughn wants to leave the beach open because of the amount of revenue that could be lost. Both go back and forth on the decision, until ship captain Quint and Matt offer Brody a way out. The movie goes on about the dramatic search for the killer shark, as well as fighting Mother Nature. I claim that the use of mise-en-scene and editing help the audience understand how powerful the shark is in the eyes of the actors.


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