• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How does Q. Tarantino use different film elements to make the audience want to carry on watching?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

How does Q. Tarantino use different film elements to make the audience want to carry on watching? Quentin Tarantino has used the lightning, colour, sound, camera, mise-en-scene, iconography, speed of editing and special effects in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction to make the audience want to carry on watching. These film elements have been used very effectively by the director in the openings of both films to build audience interest. The first aspect - lightning was very helpful in building interest in Kill Bill. The opening scene of Kill Bill is in black and white. It was originally coloured but the critics have decided that the blood which appears in this scene is too offensive and have censored it. The best way to make the blood 'less visible' without remaking the beginning of the film was to use black and white. It has a dramatic and disturbing effect on the audience because of the negative atmosphere the scene gets them into - the audience feels danger, suspense. In the opening scene lightning has been used to characterise the woman. The light is natural; it comes from the windows in the church where the scene is set. The woman's face is half lit but the other half is black. ...read more.

Middle

This represents a specific film producing company straight from Japan. It gives a sense of 'old school' and tells the audience that the film is original because very seldom producers refer to 'old school'. In the first five-minute periods of the two films studied - Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction the director uses camera positions/effects and speed of editing to make the movies more interesting and have a particular effect on the audience. The opening of Pulp Fiction is a good example of how the camera with increased speed of editing can build interest. As the two characters are having a conversation in the bar, the camera is concentrating more on the woman every moment. Jump cuts are used to change the focus from the man to the woman and vice versa quickly. This is effective because the audience at this moment asks the questions "Why is the speed being increased?" On the impatient audience it might have a very different effect - it could annoy them. The camera changes so quick that the audience cannot see the last part of the previous cut, tries to concentrate on the next one still thinking about the previous cut but suddenly the cut changes again. This is how Quentin Tarantino plays with the audience - he does not reveal information that the characters might have given out at the end of the cut to make the audience want to watch. ...read more.

Conclusion

The non-linear plot has been shown in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction by the director. The point of this is to keep the audience interested until the last line of the movie. The non-linear story has helped to achieve this because it told the audience how the story was finished but it did not give them a clue how it all started. By paying a lot of attention to the first scene, which is the ending, and making it interesting, full of iconography, dynamic effects, original sound etc. the director built himself a great tool for keeping the audience until the whole plot is justified. A non-linear plot is also 'unique' to films directed by Quentin Tarantino, by whom this style has been developed. If I was Quentin Tarantino, I would call my new film 'Contradiction'. I think that it would fit the 'Tarantino style' of things in the wrong order. It links with the theme of paradox, for example one thing denies another, but that other thing seems true. The same can be spotted in Tarantino films - the end is at the beginning and the beginning at the end, so what is the beginning and what is the end in reality? Although the narrative is non-linear, in Tarantino's films there is always a clear key, consequence that justifies the plot. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Plays section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Plays essays

  1. use of language blood wedding

    they'll burn hotter than blood."- page 88-89 The playwright uses language here to describe the tears that the tears the mother will cry will "burn hotter than blood" and come "from the soles of my feet". This means that Lorca has been able to express tears as been a hot

  2. Discuss in detail one scene or section that particularly impressed you. You will need ...

    peace and tranquillity yet also a sense of emptiness and loneliness then arose. The room was behind the gauze curtain and therefore was lit up from behind so that it was visible to the audience. When Kipps returns from the nursery to the main part of the house, the torch

  1. How do the micro elements cinematography and mise-en-scene contribute to the creation of a ...

    Also when they walk into the cellar, a point of view (POV) shot is used, this gives the audience a sense of reality as if they are there with the characters, as they can see the same. Another close-up is used when the piano key is struck, however a Medium

  2. DIGITAL SPECIAL EFFECTS

    We wanted a range of Metaphysical responses from the audience throughout the play which we thought would be accomplished by using the Artaud theory. We wanted a calm introduction to our play which would hopefully make the audience feel more entertained and relaxed and felt that music and dance would do just that.

  1. Compare the way in which 'Double Indemnity' and 'Blade runner' use film noir conventions. ...

    Blade runner uses a wide variety of stylistic conventions throughout the film. Two of the main ones are the use of fans and Venetian blinds. An example of a scene when the fans are there to create an effect is near the end of the film and Roy and Deckard are fighting.

  2. "The paradox of Artaud lies in the fact that it is impossible to carry ...

    In order to decide whether this theory was possible we tried a number of different ideas upon an audience. We used different pieces of music to see how it made the audience feel, we used our voices in different pitches and tones to see what kind of reaction we could

  1. For this assignment, I have been given the task of directing a scene from ...

    The voice of the Sun will be heard from the top of the stage and will be a very deep sounding voice. The Beggar Woman is death in Lorca's scene; I have chosen to represent her character in the form of a Gypsy fortune-teller.

  2. Evaluate the use of acting techniques and staging elements in Wild Bride. Make ...

    Another effective vocal skill used by Stuart Goodwin was the Irish accent that he used to differentiate the Father from the other characters on stage.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work