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    has a way of giving off a pitiful, scared, or uneasy feeling toward a character that will later on be the “good guy.” Burton has always had a love for childlike stories and films, and now in almost all of his movies a child, teen, or someone with a childlike mentality is the main character. This makes the audience want to care even more. Tim Burton has accomplished how to use close-up, long shots, and color contrast to portray an emotion. For example, in the movie Edward Scissorhands, for example, when Peg found Edward Burton made the audience feel scared for her as she walked up the long dark staircase. Tim…

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    D. W. Griffith

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    D.W Griffith is known to Hollywood as the father of modern editing. In 1908 He introduced new innovations such as variation of shots such as the close-up shot, the long shot and the tracking shot and the variations in the pace of the film. While Porter concentrated on making the narrative in his films better through continuity, Griffith learned how to manipulate shots in order to have a bigger dramatic impact. His techniques included scene fragmentation which involves cutting from long shots to…

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    The audience gets a sense that the film was filmed in one go creating a logical coherence between shots. During the initial fight scene, dissolve and wipes were used to speed up the action, which is another way of involving viewers and getting their attention to anticipate what is going to happen next. It seems as if they planned and directed shots in such a way that they can be cut together smoothly and coherently. You could tell they implemented general cut on action, especially cutting from a…

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    been a plot to film. The main character’s home is a quaint, ‘two room’ apartment. However, the film takes place solely in the living room which has a kitchenette hidden from view behind a large bookshelf. Other sources address the existence of a bathroom, but there is no sign of a door leading to it. Presumably it is an en suite bathroom to the bedroom, the door of which is visible to the audience. Yet the audience never enters the bedroom; it is only opened once when Lisa goes in to change her…

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    The Giant’s fighting scene from Spike Lee’s Mo’s better blues is a really interesting scene in terms of lighting scheme, camera composition, etc. The sequence opens with an establishing master shot #1 of Giant going to the restroom. Shot #2 is a medium close up shot of Giant. Behind him are two men peeking from the stalls. This foreshadows the trouble Giant might be facing. The director uses the division of surface in order to show the conflict between the men and Giant. The focus of the shot…

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    harbouring a murder. Barnabas makes an offer of himself and Liz to be arrested if there is no harm to come upon his family. As he does this Tim Burton uses a centred close up camera shot of Carolyn closing their house doors building the tension of the audience as if there was going to be a war between the family and Angie, knowing that she wouldn’t take the deal. As the scene carries on there are a lot of over the shoulder camera shots between Angie and Barnabas as he strangles her. These camera…

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    Medium close up. This shot is exactly the same as shot number 2, except that it can be categorized as a reaction shot from Ginger as she slows down and realizes how frantic she was; however, she soon aggressively speeds things up again that ultimately leads to fear and anxiety from Jason. These last three shots are rather slow placed relative to the rest of them because tensions are low, the scene is still relatively calm, and Ginger’s transformation into the monstrous feminine is not yet…

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    Blurred and reddened close-ups of Joel screaming interfere with these cut-ins and eventually prompt him to recount his memories of Clementine, making him relive his memories as they are erased. The formerly described calamity ends with a relatively peaceful wide shot of Joel lying in bed with the apparatus attached to his head. The camera’s focus shifts to a couple of Stan and Patrick shots, finally shifting to a close-up of Joel uttering “Patrick” after Stan calls for Patrick. Joel’s eyes are…

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    plan to plant an idea in Mr. Saito’s opposition Robert Fischer Sr mind by creating dreams with dreams so in the end Robert Fischer Sr would think he came up with the idea himself. However the plan is a lot more difficult and complex. This scene is centred on the character Arthur, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He is in another layer of the dream world and in the process manages to get into a fight with security guards in the hotel hallway. During…

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    Hamlet and it is this that differentiates the adaptation from earlier productions. The poster advertising the film in essential to the the reception of the film and shapes the expectation of the audience. Franco Zeffirelli’s poster delineate the power struggle and tension between the characters, as explored in the film while Branagh’s poster stages the perspective of the deserted Hamlet, looking at a cold and distant view of Elsinore. Almereyda’s Hamlet shows a close up of Hamlet, providing a…

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