Analysis Of Benh Zeitlin's Beasts Of The Southern Wild '

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Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild is a film about a six-year old girl go through some lessons to learn how to be strong. It is an American fantasy drama film that released in June 2012 after playing at film festivals. The film was film with the eye level shot with the main character Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) and hand-held shot. Through these technique Zeitlin uses, audience can see and understand the movie through Hushpuppy’s perspective. And the had-held shot accord with the background story of the movie, which takes place in the southern Louisiana bayou community, an isolated and independent community. Zeitlin uses different lighting, shots and background music perfectly portray the mood and feeling of Hushpuppy and her dad Wink (Dwight Henry). He also uses these …show more content…

Most of them are non-diegetic sound and nonsynchronous sound. At the beginning of the scene, while the kids are walking across the field, the background music is light and quick. Which helps audience feel that they are kind of in hurry. When the shot turns to the father, the volume of the music become quieter. This shows that the father is not feeling very good. And the circumstance around him is intense and nervous because he is about to die. Later there’s a sound bridge of hooves’ footstep. This tells audience and the kids hooves are coming. Then the kids scream and run away. When the shot turns to when Hushpuppy looking in the window, the music turns light and quick and also loud. This help audience understand it is about to the climax of this scene, Hushpuppy is going to show her father that she is now brave and strong. When hooves approach Hushpuppy the background music turns into low voice and the music stop. This tells audience that they are about to talk. And there’s an ambient sound of hooves snoring, sniffing, their footsteps, and when they knee down their trotter touch the

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