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Analysis of still from Sixth Sense using Mise en Scne

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Analysis of still from Sixth Sense using Mise en Sc�ne Type of shot This camera angle is a "medium close-up." We know this because we can see the head and shoulders of the character. This shot shows the main purpose of the scene by focusing on a single character and creates a sense of intimacy by being within close proximity of a lone character. Setting The setting is almost haunting. It's a make-shift tent within the boys bedroom and inside there is a holy shrine. This generates a sense of mystery due to its surrealism. By going into a tent which has a sign saying 'Don't Come In' on it we get the impression that we are intruding and so we feel more tense, anxious and consequently scared, which is exactly what is intended. Lighting This lighting is produced from a torch which Cole is holding. ...read more.


This character is greatly embellished. We have a feeble boy to whom the audience's timorous side can relate to; so when he feels scared, so do the audience. The use of character is very clever throughout this movie and we are constantly placed in close proximity to him in order that we can empathize and feel the same anxiety that he does. Costume & make- up Obviously these are both very significant factors throughout this movie and one which the producer utilizes greatly. The main character of Cole is made to look very pale- not only playing up to the shy, weak image we already have of him but inferring an image we relate to being frightened and worried. They use very dramatic make-up to exaggerate his reserved character and matt his hair to add to his 'look.' ...read more.


The director aspires to forming an evocative character which audience can sympathize with and concentrates on turning the character into a person. The director employs the sense of time for character progression. We feel more related to character as we follow their processes. The psychologist As a catalyst, provokes reaction and arouses emotion. This purposeful interruption shows how the director's main focus was on laying the foundation for the later upturn. The director also plays around with the camera when he wants to show a difference. When the mood needs to change, or the audience's point of view needs to be re-addressed, he changes the camera angles. For the less intense scenes wider camera shots are used and for the extreme scenes, close-ups are used. Sound is too utilized to its full potential. Not only is background music played to create mood but silence is used to add suspense. The director is very slight with his intention but very clear. He uses all of the factors of Mise en Sc�ne to create effective horror. ...read more.

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