Coraline Film Analysis

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Coraline is a 2009 dark fantasy stop motion film based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman. The film follows Coraline, an adventurous girl who discovers her idealised world behind a secret door in the house, unaware of the other worlds sinister secrets. The genre found throughout the film correlates with the dark fantasy genre, which is a subgenre of the fantasy genre. It incorporates darker themes of fantasy into the literary, artistic and cinematic works found in fantasy films. Additionally it will most often contain combinations of fantasy with several aspects that can be found in horror films. These aspects include gloomy, dark atmosphere, or a sense of horror and dread. In this scene, Coraline’s Other Father shows off the garden to her, which is revealed to be in the shape of her face. This scene uses all the movie techniques in collaboration to allow for the scene to have a peaceful affect on the audience. The camera techniques that are used in the scene are called a long shot, overshot and the camera pans horizontally to the right. In the movie the only acting present is the dialogue spoken as the rest of the film is animated. In this scene, Coraline speaks to her Other Father in a thankful tone indicating that she is grateful for the gift he has given to her. In this scene, the props represent the mise en scene. These props include the flowers, the vehicle that Coraline is on and the pathway. The editing in this scene involves reaction shots, which

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