The novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers is half written as a movie script, and it uses cinematic effects in order to emphasize certain things in the story. These effects include but are not limited to: close ups, medium shots, low shots, high shots, and cuts. For example, during Bolden’s testimony, Briggs takes up a line of questioning that makes little sense for Bolden to answer and is altogether not moving the trial along. (Myers 54) Normally the inanity of this line of questioning might be lost on the reader. With the script format of Monster, however, this is prevented through a cut to the jurors. The jurors are shown visibly tired of Briggs’s line of questioning. The script then cuts back to Bolden, however, the shot is closer to focus
Most, if not all, sound in the film could be categorized as diegetic meaning that it originates in the world of the film. I found this to be one of the most spectacular aspects of the film. The sounds of children playing, city sirens, and the reoccurring music coming from the composer’s apartment and other unseen sources all add a sense of environment and realness to the theatrical stage-like set. Also as Fawell described, much of the sound in the film is asynchronous and comes from off screen action, often either contrasting or complimenting what is being shown in frame. For instance, the sound coming from the composer’s apartment is used as “Lisa’s theme” and often plays during intimate or romantic sequences in the film, highlighting Lisa’s desires and romantic intuitions. One example of contrasting sound is when jazzy upbeat music is playing as Ms. Lonelyheart contemplates taking her own life, but the film reminds us that the music is diegetic by allowing the upbeat music to uplift Ms. Lonelyheart causing her to change her mind. It was interesting how Hitchcock “opened and closed”the sound of the courtyard, as referred to by Chion, during more intimate or focused scenes which I completely missed while watching the film because they are so naturally incorporated in the film that it’s hard to notice. The whole film
The motion of the camera in pans, tilts, tracking shots and focuses is something that I very rarely notice in film, mainly because it is something so natural to the human eye. When a camera makes a pan to establish a setting, like the pan shots of San Fransisco in Vertigo, it seems establishes the environment but is something that is noticeable. When a pan is used to bring a subject into frame or to explore a space, it feels very natural to the human eye and really plays on perspective. Tracking shots (or dolly shots) also add a sense of perspective which puts you into the environment as you are guided by a central character or subject. Zoom lenses are also good at calling something to attention or readjusting the composition’s
Tim Burton uses his mysterious and creepy characteristics and expressed it through his film Edward Scissorhands Burton uses his unique style of editing that helps understand the main character’s, Edward’s, background. In comparison with the editing the sound helps understand the meaning of certain part such as the suspense of what would happen to Edward in the end. The costuming was a peculiar choice, it shows how in the town there was a lot of colors, but, Edward wore an all black steam punk like clothing showing how he was different. Therefore Tim Burton’s character, Edward, is a somewhat reflection of himself. Like Burton he has an imagination in order to create “art”, and the style of clothing is alike to that of Burton’s.Tim Burton’s brilliance
To begin with, Burton uses music to manipulate the mood in all of his movies to create either an eerie, excited, or melancholy mood. For example, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when the oompa loompas make their presence known, the music that follows them changes the mood to a buoyant and mischievous tone. Whereas, in Edward Scissorhands during the opening credits and the battle/death of Jim, the music was ominous, tense, and melancholy. However, the tone constantly changes in Edward Scissorhands such as the scene when Edward is cutting
Specifically, in Edward Scissorhands, the fighting scene where Edward and Jim were in Edward’s attic and in the background, the music was loud and fast to show that it was a fight scene and that someone was going to be hurt or killed. Music changes throughout a movie to capture the mood of a particular scene and to evoke emotion from the audience. In Edward Scissorhands, the suburb is associated with lighthearted music and dark gothic music is associated with Edwards home, the mansion. The lighthearted music gives the audience the illusion that the suburb is happy and safe and the dark and eerie music gives the mansion an illusion of creepiness. Music can also relate to sounds in a movie as sounds can be used to have the audience hear if it will lighten up the mood in a scene or make the scene seem scary and eerie. Identically, the music in movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory overall a lot more upbeat and energetic than the mournful soundtrack of Edward Scissorhands. The sound that accompany the demise of each of the golden ticket winners are especially rigorous. The in the movie called Mike Teavee uses Wonka’s teleporter to get himself inside a TV. This song is a very fast rock ballad that plays before Mike is sent to be
Tim Burton’s style is mysterious, creepy and exciting. In Tim Burton’s movie Edward Scissorhands, the main character Edward, is a mysterious and creepy person. Edward doesn’t understand what it’s like to be around people because all his life he lived alone in a castle, and had no clue idea how to socialize since his creator died and didn’t teach Edward much about the world. Burton uses an invigorating way to express his characters, because they are very diverse, and since they are diverse, it excites people to learn more about these specific characters he creates, such as Edward. The way Burton introduces these characters can intrigue many people to watch his movies. Tim Burton’s brilliance affects the cinematic world because of his sui generis style of editing, sound, and costuming strategies.
Tim Burton’s film, Edward Scissorhands, has a significant amount of interesting scenes including the captivating scene where Edward is joining the family for dinner along with two of Kim’s friends. Even though this scene only has the duration of about a minute, it has perfect use of a compatible dialogue, props and, numerous different camera angles, that all combine and enhance the the scene. This scene was put here to insure the audience understands a following scene.
In many of Tim Burton’s films, he uses close-up shots to display facial expressions of the characters. He mostly used close-up shots in his personal film,
A variety of shots are used in remarkable ways in the movie, as illustrated in the film, the wide shots are used to introduce the location of the film, Shutter Island. Another example are the close up shots on Daniels, specifically when he is at the sink looking in the mirror, this is used to show his dual
Tim Burton uses sound in his films to achieve a specific reaction from the audience. In the movie, The Nightmare before Christmas, Tim Burton uses Non-Diegetic sound and plays a very suspicious sounding piece of music in the background. This gives the audience a feeling of something is going to happen. A feeling that keeps the viewers on the “edge of their seats.” Also, in the movie, Edward Scissorhands, he uses Non-Diegetic sound in the beginning of the movie. The music is a mix of different moods; happy, mysterious, and suspicious. This effect can give the audience a bunch of feelings, but the most important that Tim burton is trying to get is scared, or at least spooked. Another example is in the movie The Nightmare before Christmas. In this movie, all the characters sing. This is Diegetic sound. An example is when “the monster under your bed” sings with a raspy voice. He uses this
In the movie Edward Scissorhands Burton uses camera angles to make an image either look bigger or smaller.The effect that Burton was trying to use was either
Question: How has director Tim Burton used film techniques and dialogue to portray the main themes in the film Edward Scissorhands?
Non-diegetic sound used in Edward Scissorhands is used not only to establish the characters but also, to elucidate their surrounding relationships with others. As seen in the very first scene of the movie where the music is happy and joyful to make the town seem “perfect”. Once Peg walks up to the castle and looks upon the dark mysterious structure, suddenly the music become
For example, in Edward Scissorhands, he used many cinematic techniques to show the mood of the film. In Edward Scissorshand, Edward was different from everyone because he wore black and dark colors and he also had scissor as hands because that is what his inventor gave him. Edward's hair showed his character. Tim Burton used over the shoulder shots to show how mean and scary the characters were and how they ganged up on the unusual looking family that took Edward in as their own. In the intro to the movie, there was creepy, intense music to show how Edward made the gossip club feel. Burton made all the house, wives, and cars look alike to give us a feel how Edward made the town feel different because he was different from everyone else in the town so when they got to know Edward they knew it was okay to be different in your own way. He used most of these cinematic techniques in other movies like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Frankeweenie, and Vincent. He used cinematic techniques to create an intense and interesting