A Raisin In The Sun Film Analysis Essay

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A Raisin in the Sun PBA Unit 2 Cinematography and filmmaking are art forms completely open to interpretation in many ways such lighting, the camera as angles, tone, expressions, etc. By using cinematic techniques a filmmaker can make a film communicate to the viewer on different levels including emotional and social. Play writes include some stage direction and instruction regarding the visual aspect of the story. In this sense, the filmmaker has the strong basis for adapting a play to the big screen. “A Raisin in the Sun” is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. In the play, “A Raisin in the Sun” we see a lot of arguments and disagreements among the members of the family. After viewing two versions of Act 1, Scene 1 of “A Raisin in the Sun” the 1961 version film most effectively uses cinematic techniques to portray the tension among the members of the Younger family that are evident in the …show more content…

Often the 2008 version used music which heavily contributed to creating a mood. For example, in the beginning, the music begin played introduces the setting of the small apartment. Another non-diegetic sound was the poem “A Dream Deferred” being narrated along with the music in the beginning. This element was only included in the 2008 version which made a huge difference in the setting tone and the mood. However, this version doesn’t truly stick with the script. During the conversation between Ruth and Walter in this version about investing money in the liquor store, they were angry at each other but they were also friendly to each other so it looked more romantic that major conflict or hate. So in 1961 version both Ruth and Walter were yelling at each other just like how it is described in the play but the 2008 version doesn’t show hate towards each other as the book

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