Make scenes analysis of the movie “The Black Swan 2010″ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947798/
the scene analisys must have these,
Camera angle and Distance
Lighting Three Point Lighting High-Key/Low Lighting
Camera Movement 180 Degree Rule Sound and continuity Transitions
JUST FOR REFERENCE.
Scene Analysis- The Sixth Sense
The scene in which I am going to be analyzing is a scene in the beginning of The Sixth Sense by M. Night Shyamalan , featuring Haley Joel Osment as “Cole Sear”, Toni Collette as his mother “Lynn”, and Bruce Willis as “Dr. Malcolm Crowe”. The scene starts out with Lynn and Dr. Crowe sitting across from each other,the camera is positioned so that it fits both Lynn and Crowe facing towards each other sitting in chairs with the front door in the foreground. This is the master shot.The scene takes place in the entrance foyer of the house, with the door about 15 feet from where the two are sitting, and the stairs to go upstairs, like in most houses, adjacent to the entrance of the door. It is night time, and Cole is just getting home from presumably school, since the scene before this ends with him entering his school. The room is dim, but still bright enough so that colors and the contour of the interior of the house are still visible. There are only small amounts of fill light, so the key-light casts shadowing making the scene have low-key lighting, setting a mysterious or dark tone. The motion of the scene begins with Cole opening the door of the house and walking into the entrance Foyer. His mother says nothing to Crowe, as he turns away while she greets her son at the door. The shot then cuts to just Cole and his mother, with his mother knelt down in front of her short son, taking off his gloves and hat since it is cold outside in the fall in of South Philadelphia where the story takes place. Lynn begins by reassuring her son that he can tell her anything if he ever wants to and to not be afraid and Cole nods his head in acceptance. This is ironic because in a normal conversation a mother would ask, “How was your day today”, but instead starts talking about herself right off the bat, which conflicts with one of the modes of the movie which never putting a loved one “second” to anything. She then goes on to tell her son facetiously what she did that day, which includes her winning the Pennsylvania lottery in the morning, quitting her two jobs, eating an entire lunch of chocolate mousse, and spending the afternoon swimming in the fountain of a park. The shot then cuts back to Crowe still sitting in the chair smiling as he is facing away and listening to the conversation. It then cuts back to the two in the foyer, as Cole smiles thinking of another facetious situation of what he did with his day to respond to his mother’s. He says that he is chosen first for a game of kick-ball during recess, kicks a game-winning home-run, and is carried off the field on everyone’s shoulders cheering for him. This small conversation is ironic because Lynn is a struggling single mom working two jobs and probably had a horrible and stressful day, but wants to create an imaginary theme of happiness for her mentally distressed son, who is seen as a freak and social outcast in school. Lynn then gets up and sends a general announcement to both Crowe and her son who is still standing by the door saying “you have an hour”. This is important for the story because at that point, the viewer doesn’t know yet that Dr. Crowe is actually dead, and the only person in the room who can see him is Cole, so to further keep the viewer from knowing that yet, she looks like she is talking to the both of them. Lynn then leaves the room.
Cole and Dr. Crowe are then left alone in the room, and Cole walks towards the two chairs, stopping about ten feet before them and stares at Crowe with that glaring look that is characteristic of child Haley Joel Osment.The shot then cuts back and forth in a conversation sequence, showing a medium-shot view of Cole and a long-shot view of Crowe sitting in the chair from his knees up. During the shot, the camera is getting a low-angle shot of Cole, suggesting his powerfulness of both the situation in the conversation and the direction the scene goes in.Crowe asks Cole if he wants to sit and if he feels like talking today, both of which Cole responds only with a silent shake of his head no. Crowe then asks him to play a game where he will be reading his mind; if Crowe reads his mind correctly, Cole has to take a step towards the chair, if he is incorrect, Cole gets to take a step back. Cole hesitates and thinks about it, turning away to look for his mom, but after a second, he nods his head yes.
Crowes first question asks Cole that since his mother went to a doctor like him after her divorce and it didn’t help her, Cole thinks that he won’t able to help him. The camera then cuts to a close-up shot on only Coles feet, slowly taking a short step forward with each foot. Crowe then says that Coles worried that his mom told the doctor things no one else could know; secrets. Intrigued, Cole takes another step forward. He then says to Cole that Cole has secrets that he doesn’t want to tell him, and again Cole takes a confirming step forward. Then, Crowe starts asking incorrect questions, like if Cole’s father gave him the watch on his wrist before he went away. Cole steps back and corrects him saying that his father forgot it in a drawer. Crowe then says that Cole keeps quiet in school, and that he is a good student who has never really been in any trouble. Cole then steps back again, saying that he got in trouble for drawing a picture of a man, who had been stabbed in the neck by another man with a screwdriver. Crowe asked him if he saw that on TV, and Cole steps back again and disregarding the question, tells him that the school had a meeting with his mom and she started crying, so Cole doesn’t draw like that anymore. At this point the background music starts playing in a creepily mysterious tone, as Cole tells Crowe that now he draws rainbows and dogs running, since the school “doesn’t have meetings about rainbows”. Crowe quietly agrees, saying, “No, I guess they don’t”. Cole then looks up at the stairs, hinting to Crowe that he is done with this game, and challenges Crowe to tell him what he was thinking now. Crowe tells Cole that he doesn’t know what he is thinking now. Cole steps back again, and the camera zooms further away from Crowe, symbolizing through the shot that Cole is distancing himself from Crowe. Crowe, realizing he lost in that session and gained only slightly valuable information, awkwardly massages his own hands, which is a body language gesture of giving oneself self-comfort in order to make it through a stressful situation. The shot then cuts back to Cole with a long-shot view this time of Cole and the stairs with Cole staring towards Crowe with an abstinent expression on his face. There is a long pause, and then Cole says, “I’m thinking, you’re nice, but you still can’t help me”. There is another long pause, and the scene ends as Cole slowly and quietly walks up the stairs, without the camera looking back again at Crowe.
This is one of the more important themes of the film in a number of ways. First of all, this is only the second meeting that Dr. Crowe is having with Cole, and it is the first time that Crowe has ever been in Cole’s house. Since he has never been there before, he is trying to mount a kind of trust between him and Cole so that he can unlock the mystery of his patient’s social defects. Another important thing, which is only realizable at the end of the film, is that Dr. Crowe has never spoken to Cole’s mother before, and that Crowe is in their house by his own merit because he is a ghost. This is why only Cole can see Dr. Crowe, because as the famous line of the movie portrays, Cole can “see dead people”. Usually, a mother would be the one who would set up a therapy session with a doctor for their mentally distressed son, so the viewer during this scene believes that the whole family is in this together, when the relationship between characters is only present between Cole and Dr. Crowe. This scene is also important because it starts the relationship building process between Cole and Dr. Crowe. Cole is reluctant to talk to the doctor, however the scene does reveal a few important facts to both Crow and the viewer, which makes the viewer feel like he is experiencing the conversation through the mind of the doctor. Cole reveals to the doctor the story about his drawings, which is important to building a foundation for understanding what actually is wrong with Cole. This is the first clue as to why Cole is scared all the time, because he sees these horrific scenes of murder and doesn’t understand why, so when asked to express himself through a drawing on paper, he shows what is occupying the majority of his conscience. The scene sets the tone for the movie, and also sets the characterization of all the main characters of the film. Cole, who is a disturbed and at first seems evil to the viewer, seems completely abstinent in trying to get help from the doctor, who he himself is struggling with a situation of his own with his wife. I explained the characterization of Cole’s mother, Lynn, in the scene description. The theme of the movie is set with mystery, since Dr. Crowe really doesn’t get much descriptive information out of Cole, the viewer is left wanting to know more about all of the characters, as well as why Cole is the way he is. If the scene were removed from the film, there would be a few detriments to the film. The first is a lack of cues towards the end of the film that allows the viewer to understand that Dr. Crowe is in fact a ghost, because at the end it gives a small glimpse of the scene to remind the viewer. The second would be a lack of foundation building between the two characters. If it had not been for that scene, the two character’s relationship would have jumped from not knowing each other to instantly friends, which would obviously take away from the buildup of the story. The last thing that it does is prove Cole wrong at the end of the film. Cole tells the doctor that “you still can’t help me”, yet at the end of the film, Cole learns to accept himself seeing dead people, and uses that to help them. This is one of the more memorable scenes of the movie, so if it were cut out it may have affected the overall delivery of the film to popular culture!
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