The Great Gatsby Camera Scene Analysis

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Various camera movements and the effects No Romeo and Juliet The Great Gatsby At the beginning of the movie when the ball is taking place and extreme wide shot is used to show what is happening on set, who is all there and who is enjoying the party. The first time Juliet sees Romeos face there is an extreme close up and this shows the expression on their face of absolute love and admiration. After this there are continuously camera cuttings and this shows the pace quickening like how the lovers hearts were beating and this adds to the excitement occurring The couple kiss swiftly but continuously are interrupted by the opening and closing of the elevator. When Juliet is on the balcony looking down at Romeo this is a long shot and can indicate that…show more content…
When his match drops, and the petrol sets a light the music stops – and all we here are the noise on screen (diegetic sound). The music that plays throughout the whole movie is more modern than the original movie and this aids to attract the target audience. The sound track manages to work with the film meaning that every scene is suited to the music in the background or onset. (138) The music and sound is very fitting for the era (music from the past) that the film is made in. It starts off with music and this gives the film a powerful beginning and entry. The music in the beginning already sets the atmosphere and scene which is Great Gatsby’s big party. When Gatsby ring comes into focus there is a chime of some sort – something sounding like glass being tapped or a bell being hit – this is non-diegetic sound (the sound on screen does not match the scene), we do not see the actual chime taking place. Jazz music which is known as aged music which aids in the time frame of the movie. This plays in the background of the scene. This is diegetic sound because it is on the present screen. The music sets the time period which is the 1920’s.
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