Prepare a close textual analysis of the opening scene from the 2008 film The Dark Knight. The scene runs for the first 5 minutes of the film (bank robbery scene). I’ve included the scene here for reference. Please note the scene contains violence 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joz-tAsJ6as Scrutinise the scene shot by shot. After watching the sequence multiple times, identify the purpose of the scene and explain how the formal elements (e.g. mise-en-scène, editing, cinematography, sound) are used. Interrogate and analyse why and how these elements have been used to achieve a certain effect and how they create meaning. The introduction should identify the purpose of the scene and argue how formal elements are used to achieve this through three or four points (ie. Establishing motive, building tension, exposition, etc.). Throughout the analysis, focus on roughly two formal elements (cinematography, sound, mise-en-scene or editing). Don’t try to focus on every single element. Apply the terminology and concepts where relevant from the list below: Cinematography: camera angle & hight of framing, close-up, mid and wide shots, camera movement (zoom, pan, tilt, truck and dolly). Sound: digetic & non-digectic sound, music, foley, magnetisation, synchresis Mise-en-scene: setting, props, costume, make-up, lighting, performance Editing: Match on action, 180 rule, 30 rule, shot-reverse-shot, kuleshov effect, match cut, cutaway, cross cutting, jump cut, smash cut, dissolve and audio cuts It is essential that your analysis is supported with evidence from the film and at least 6 relevant scholarly references. You do not need to provide a plot synopsis—only discuss the plot where relevant.
hello, This paper is to be about the editing styles of director Alfred Hitchcock and how his editing makes him an amazing director. unless you can find another good topic relating to him. A movie i found to be useful was “Strangers on a train” and its use of cross cutting. Whatever else you can find will be amazing. Thanks in advance!