The Amazing Spider Man Analysis

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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) is directed by Marc Webb; his background is in short films and music videos, but many would agree that he did a fantastic job on only his second major motion picture. In this film, one of the many reboots of Stan Lee’s original Marvel comic books, a radioactive spider bites Peter Parker and allows him to develop superpowers that he uses to help New York City stay safe. That’s not all though, there are also giant evil lizards walking around that have a vendetta for the web-slinging hero. Many have heard Uncle Ben’s famous words, “with great power comes great responsibility,” but what most do not notice is how all of director Marc Webb’s camera angles, lighting, and sound effects all deliver this message. The main theme in Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man is, responsibilities are …show more content…
Specifically, it is a shot that dissolves from the reflection of the young sad face of Peter when his parents leave him, to a still distraught reflection of older Peter in high school. This shot is important because it depicts to the audience that Peter has been alone for long time and must be responsible for himself without his parents. One more influential camera technique employed by Webb is when Spider-Man is fighting The Lizard and there is a cameo appearance of comic book writer Stan Lee. The shot consists of Spider-Man and The Lizard in battle in the background and Lee acting as the unknowing librarian in the foreground; this is also known as deep focus. Deep focus was first used by Orson Welles in 1941; it is used to help the audience focus on multiple things happening at once. The purpose of Lee in this shot is to reveal to the viewer that Spider-Man will keep all people safe, even when they are not aware or asking for assistance. These two camera techniques are some of the ways that Webb demonstrates his character’s

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