Segment Of Rushmore By Wes Anderson Essay

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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 are series of shots that signals a temporal continuity. This segment is in between two ordinary segments, segments that show a complication in temporal continuity, yet discontinuous in regards to space, which is why it stands out from the rest. The shots are very tranquilizing, but there seems to be something wrong, not only within the character, Mr. Blume’s emotions, but the fact that they are having a swimming pool party in the fall. Although this film was shot in Houston, Texas, nothing really…

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