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Examine the way that two scenes from the 6th sense are presented in order to maintain the audiences belief that Malcolm Crow is alive. Evaluate the importance of the two scenes in the film as a whole.

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Sixth Sense English Coursework Examine the way that two scenes from the 6th sense are presented in order to maintain the audiences belief that Malcolm Crow is alive. Evaluate the importance of the two scenes in the film as a whole. To back up the belief of Malcolm Crow still being alive I have chosen two scenes that illustrate this. The first scene I have chosen is where Malcolm Crow first meets Cole for the first time and where they are in Cole's living room. My second scene where the audience is deceived is where Malcolm looks as if he is carrying on with his life and meets his wife in a restaurant and Malcolm is talking to her. It looks as though they are having a mutual conversation. The scene first starts off with Malcolm receiving an award for being a dedicated psychiatrist. The emphasis is on how well Malcolm is at his job. There are also some suggestions that he loves and cares for his wife a lot but there are some suggestions that his wife sometimes comes second to his work. ...read more.

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Cole's Mum leaves the room and tells Cole he has an hour before dinner. Here we assume he has an hour to talk to Malcolm. Here is the next time where the audience is deceived in to thinking that Malcolm is still alive. This is because it looks like Malcolm is still carrying on with his job as a psychiatrist and helping disturbed people. It looks like Cole's mum has gone to Malcolm for help and the scene is put across as Malcolm and Cole's mum talking before Cole comes back from school. Everything also looks perfectly normal because we think if Malcolm was dead Cole wouldn't be able to speak to him but he can because they play a little game. Malcolm tries to gain Cole's trust but it back fires. Malcolm tries a few questions that Cole thinks he wouldn't know until he tries one about school. Malcolm loses and loses Cole's trust. Also during this scene Malcolm is wearing his day to day clothes and acts perfectly normal and carries on with his job as a psychiatrist and asks Cole probing questions. ...read more.

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The bill comes and they both react and reach for the bill. She snatches it, pays the bill and says "Happy Anniversary". It looks as though this line was directed at Crow but it wasn't. She is just simply grieving over his death. This scene is a strong scene to try and show that Crow is still alive. For example the non-direct conversation he is trying to have. All he talks about is Cole and it looks as though she doesn't care because it is to do with his work. Also when they both reach for the bill she takes it and he carries on talking about Cole. When she leaves it looks as though she has walked out on him because she is annoyed with him for forgetting their anniversary. The two scenes I have evaluated are extremely important in the story of Sixth Sense because if they were taken out of the story we wouldn't have a lot of indication that Malcolm Crow was actually dead. Because Crow is dead it adds that extra touch to the story. If Crow was alive it would just be a man trying to help a scared lonely boy defeat his fear of ghosts. Daryl Woolley 11.7 ...read more.

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