Captain Colter Stevens And Christina Warren's Camera Scenes

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Register to read the introduction… So we can see the conversation happening from their perspectives. The use of an over the shoulder shot is effective as it makes the audience feel as if they are there during the conversation. The quick alternating shots from shoulder to shoulder cause an intense atmosphere as they both have a conversation. This also helps the audience understand the confusion that is created between the two …show more content…
During their conversation, in the background we hear the ticket man asking Captain Colter Stevens for his ticket. The next shot shows him looking up at the ticket man; the camera is placed behind the ticket man as an over the shoulder shot as the ticket man doesn’t have any relevance to this scene therefore does not need to be shown. The next shot shows Christina reaching over to retrieve his ticket from his shirt pocket. This is used as another over the shoulder shot. Again the shot changes to another over the shoulder shot from behind Christina to show Captain Colter Stevens jump back in panic.

Skipping ahead a couple of seconds after Captain Colter Stevens realizes he is on his way to Chicago, the shot used for when he first notices that his reflection is not of his own, is an extreme close up of his face staring right at the camera as if we are the reflection (see fig.13). The use of the extreme close up helps build up the suspension within the audience and also raises the question of what he has just seen. The next shot is an over the shoulder shot, where we can see him looking at his reflection and seeing that it is of a different person (Sean Fentress) (see
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The shot then very quickly changes to a tracking shot as if we are another train passing, watching the explosion rip through the train through the windows. The shot then changes to a low angle shot with the two trains passing and the explosion happening in the middle. The final shot is used as a wide shot taken at a low angle, showing the carriage of the train which exploded falling off the bridge and into the street and landing onto the camera, where it blacks out (see fig.19, 20, 21, 22, & 23). The ending of this scene has a very big impact on the audience as it leaves them wanting to know more, such as what caused the explosion and who really was Captain Colter

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