Discuss the ways in which Hitchcock sets the scene for the audience in the opening minutes of his film 'Rear Window'(1954) - 500 words Camera shots - Close up, medium shot, long shot, wide shot, framing. Camera Movements - Pan, track, crane, zoom, reverse zoom, tilt Editing - Cut, montage, fade in/out, dissolve, super impose, slow-motion Sound - Soundtrack, musical score, sound mixing and editing
Other useful terms - scene, sequence, mise-en-scene, lighting, actor, theme, narrative, style and genre. This report will analyse the opening sequence of the film 'Rear Window' directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in the year 1954. I will analyse the camera shots, camera movements, editing, sound and other useful terms such as, scene, sequence, mise-en-scene, lighting, narrative, style and genre. Representation of characters and issues
The main character, L.B Jeffries, is stuck in his apartment because of his broken leg. He is frustrated that he cannot get out and explore the world with his camera, so he turns his attention and his binoculars of his rear window. The audience learns that Jeffries has a broken leg. We can imply that when he was in the accident he was taking a photograph because they show that the camera was broken. While recovering from his broken leg, he occupies his time by watching his neighbours out the window. When Jeffries is on the phone, he is whining about nothing good to look out the window. He says that he will do something drastic and get married. The married couple across from Jeffries, argue while he is on the phone talking about marriage and the husband storms downstairs and does some gardening. Their nosy neighbour is a middle aged woman trying to see what is happening but the husband refuses to listen to her and is told to shut up. From beginning of the sequence till the end of the phone conversation, the young female is dancing like a ballerina. Features determining genre
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