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Film 1: King Kong (2005) Peter Jackson

The first 5 minutes of the film start off showing New York city in the early 1900s using various
establishing shots.The city is shown to be flowing with people and it is very crowded and busy.
The film then starts to focus on the theatre and anne one of the main protagonists. She talks to
her other fellow actors about a playwright called driscoll. The film then cuts to theatre being
closed and the actors being without a job which shows their anger and forgiveness.

This shot shows the titles of the film which


is shown with dramatic music for added
effect.

This shot is an establishing shot on


the city of new york to show the
location of the characters. This
shot is also accompanied by jolly
old-style music to give off a happy
atmosphere. There are also
diegetic sounds of car horns to add
a sense of realism with the city.

This long shot shows the main


protagonist in character (Ann Darrow) in
the play. These shots are important
because it shows the character's job.
This scene is also important as it has a
use of good lighting as it is a play
production and mise en scene due the
to the costumes they are wearing. The
bright lighting implies that it takes place
on a stage.

This shot is effective as it uses an interesting


camera angle to show Ann when she is sat
down in a chair talking to the other actors. There

are also uses of diegetic sound in the scene such as distant chatter to make it seem realistic.
This shot is important as it shows the two
actors talking about the future of the theatre
as their shows aren't getting a big audience.

This shot is important because the camera


pans outwards while the two characters are
walking away. This scene also has
sympathetic music as it makes the viewers
of the film feel bad for both of the characters
due to their current financial status.

This shot is important as it is a high angle


shot to show that the theatre is closed. This
shot also has more sad music and lots of
angry workers outside as they put up the
banner. This is effective as it shows that the
situation is bad for Ann and her fellow
actors.

Overall King kong uses a variety of interesting shots to show off new york city and it also uses a
variety of lighting to create the impression of a stage show. The use of titles is also effective as
it accompanied by impactful music as the King Kong title appears.

Film 2: The Goonies (1985) Director- Richard Donner


The first 5 minutes of the film consist of a criminal escaping jail with the help of his mother and
brother who start a police chase. The police chase then goes throughout town and shows
different characters reactions to it. Throughout the 5 minutes there is the same upbeat music to
create an exciting atmosphere.

This shot is important as it shows the viewers that it currently takes place in a prison and the
use of mise en scene with the uniform of the police officer also shows that this is a county jail.

This shot is important as the


camera pans with the actor as he is
pouring fuel onto the ground. The
use of the camera movement also
shows off the setting more and adds
a sense of realism that this is an
ordinary town.

This shot is effective as it uses an


over the shoulder shot from the
backseat of the car to show the police
chase after the criminals. The music
in this opening scene is upbeat and
fast paced to create a sense of
excitement and danger.
This shot is effective as it uses a
creative camera angle to show the
police chase even more. This shot
also has the use of titles to show
members of the cast.

This shot is effective as it shows off


the first character as the police chase
takes place behind her. This also
shows a part of her characteristics as
she is a cheerleader and is oblivious
that there is a police chase going on
behind her.

This shot is effective as it shows another main character watching the TV as the chase goes on
behind him outside. This scene also effective with its use of sound as the film the character is
watching on TV is similar t o the car chase outside, so when he turns it off he is confused why
there is still sound playing even though it is the police chase outside.
This shot is effective because there is
a match on action shot used here
which makes the camera pan across
the dock with the police chase which
then changes into a character
introduction who is washing her face
in a water barrel.

This shot is effective because it has


one of the main characters in the
foreground stuck in a barrel and the
police chase going through the
background. There is also a use of
titles too.

This shot is also important as it


introduces another character and use
an over the shoulder shot to show
what the character is looking at, which
happens to be the same police chase.

To conclude the goonies titles are effective as they are introduced along with every character.
The use of music is also effective as it plays the same exciting music throughout the scene.

Film 3: Rocky (1978) Director - John D


Avildsen
The first 5 minutes of the film consist of
the main protagonist rocky balboa fighting
in an amateur boxing match. This scene

includes lots of uses of camera angles and cuts and also sound such as the cheers and chatter
of the crowd.

This shot is important as it uses an establishing shot to show that the scene takes place in a
boxing ring. The dark lighting shows that it is in a dark and dingy environment which implies that
it is a rundown boxing ring. In this shot there is also a good use of mise en scene as there are
boxing gloves used to show that Rocky, the main protagonist, is a boxer.

This shot is effective as it uses a high


camera angle to show the boxing match
as if to show what it would look like if you
were in the crowd.

This shot is effective as it uses a


close up to show Rockys face to see
his expression after the round of
boxing.

This shot is effective as while the two


are boxing the use of editing is fast
paced as the camera cuts around the
ring to show the characters at different
angles.

This shot is effective as it uses a low


camera shot to show off the crowd
watching the boxing. This scene also
has the use of diegetic sound as the
crowd are cheering and shouting.
This shot is effective as it uses
another high angle shot to show
Rocky punching his opponent which
also mirrors what a crowd member
would see.

Rockys first 5 minutes of the film is effective as it uses lighting and costumes to show that it is
set in a dingy boxing ring and to show off the characters.

Tv Representation: Hollyoaks
In the Tv drama hollyoaks age is represented in many ways such as the youth in the school and
the elder characters in the town. For example in the show the youth in the school are
stereotyped as teenagers as they have similar school drama as there would be in a real life
secondary school. However the youth in the program are also exaggerated a lot for effect of the
show. The elders of the village are also stereotyped too to add realism to the program. For
example some elders in the show are grandparents to kids and are stereotypical grandparents.
However they are also dramatised for effect on the audience.

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