Scene Segmentation In Wes Anderson's Rushmore

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Segment of Rushmore In Wes Anderson’s Rushmore (1998), one particular segment that really captured the tone of the film was the one of Mr. Blume drinking whiskey, smoking a cigarette, and getting ready to dive into the swimming pool. This particular series of shots has a visually pleasing color scheme and various different cinematic shots. The segment incorporates Anderson’s famous object-in-the-center frame style, which also adds to the tone of the film as well as to Anderson’s style as a whole. The segment of Mr. Blume in the pool brings a sort of familiarity to the viewer because the actually action of it is something that people can relate to. It also, in a way, stops the idea of time within the film when Mr. Blume is underwater. Although the segment could be played silently, the song “Nothin’ In The World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout that Girl” by the Kinks adds an even more depressing tone to the film. The segment that is focused on is a scene segmentation. A scene segment …show more content…
Blume with a cigarette in his mouth, getting ready to dive into the pool. He then looks around from left to right, midway as he is looking to the right there is a cut to his point of view. A hand-held horizontal panning shows Mr. Blume’s surroundings. Following, there is a cut to a medium close up of Mr. Blume turning around getting ready to jump. The film then cuts to a wide shot of Mr. Blume taking a running start and cannonballing into the pool. He creates a huge splash in the water and everyone else in the frame steps back, as if they are going to get wet. After this there is a cut into an underwater medium close up of Mr. Blume underwater. He sways underwater while his eyes are closed. A panning of a young boy in a red speedo is captured as he swims away. A cut is followed by a shot of two people, framed similarly to a mid shot, of Mr. Blume and the boy. The boy swims away past Mr. Blume and that is the end of the descriptive

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