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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 Scène
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.
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.
This lighting is produced from a torch which Cole is holding. He flashes it upwards from his hands creating the infamously scary glow on his face. Because it is night we can see how effective this illumination is.
The props used within this scene are what make it unsettling. We find, within this
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