Bate Motel: The Narration In A Film

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The experiences you have while watching a film are very interesting. Typically within a film, you, the viewer, is presented with a problem or situation and it is up to you to come up with the solution. These situations may have good results or bad, but it is always up to the viewer to discover the solution. Discovering a solution is not always easy. Historian David Bordwell believes that the narration in a film cues and constrains its viewer .Directors always find ways to confuse a viewer by adding suspense into a story. The narration in a film cues the viewers by giving clues as well as telling them what to think. A viewer can be constrained because the all the information is not provided in that one setting. Instead the narration only provides bits and pieces as the film …show more content…
This scene, as well as the journey she has on her way to the Bate Motel, goes hand in hand in creating confusion for the viewers. Before this scene begins the viewers are already aware of the type of job she has, and that she also is involved in an affair with a married man who is working on a divorce with his current wife. On this particular day Marion has a headache so she is sent home. Before she gets home, however she has to deposit an associate’s cash into the bank. As the next scene begins we notice that she did not go into the bank to deposit the money. We see the envelope with the cash on her bed and Marion packing her suitcase right beside it. This scene in particular stood out to me because this where I began to question Marion’s character. The scene begins initially with a shot of the money then pans toward a suitcase with her clothes inside. As she is packing, we see that she is always looking back at that envelope with the money on the bed. We also see that Marion made sure that she had her license as well as other important

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