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

Reading about a sequence of scenes from 'Signs'

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Reading about a sequence of scenes from 'Signs' Shyanalam's epic and sensational film, 'Signs' holds us at the edge of our seat as one scene tensely moves to the next making it a thriller. This is done by the ascending and descending change of pace as the Hess family run away from the grotesque aliens with supernatural powers and godlike technology. It has many genre such sci- fi, supernatural and horror but some of the genres we might not have picked up are comedy and moralistic. It has some comedy in it with the little jokes e.g. ' We don't even have hats to protect us from them reading our minds'. Later we will realise it is moralistic as the hidden story of the film is that Graham loses his faith when his wife dies but regains it after going in to the darkness of the basement which represents hell and danger. Because of the different genres it is classed as a hybrid movie that shocks and alarms the viewers. The title of the film 'Signs' was chosen because of the strange and mysterious crop circles but also it has many hidden means, which Shyanalan slowly illustrates e.g. 'Bo's habit of not drinking contaminated water', shows that she is pure and later shows that the pureness of water is the weakness of the aliens. ...read more.

Middle

His eyes become wider and whiter as the use of top lighting show that he has an epiphany showing that he has accepted God. This is re enforced by the soft harmonic music that makes represents God, and with the slow yet power diegetic words 'I'm not ready' this makes an exceptional scene. This wondrous peace changes however back to the gloom and the terror of diegetic music of the malevolent aliens trying to get in, causing Merrill in scene 15 to stop to this nightmare as he stumbles upon an axe to block the door with, but ironically because of his anxiousness, he swings it into a light bulb. At this point the sound bridge continues in to the next scene, the music gets louder as we hear the smashing of the light bulb. This then leads to the darkness of the basement where the non-diegetic music stops and only the trepidation and the confusion of the family can be heard. This scene is more than it appears as it shows us the fear of the family by taking one of our senses away and also making it last a extensive amount of time (8 seconds). The light returns in the form of a torch illustrating how little hope there is on the family survival as Morgan uses the torch to create under lighting. ...read more.

Conclusion

In frame 59 we see a 20 sec shot of Bo's and Merrill's faces as they watch in fear above of that we hear the diegetic voice of Graham saying "Believe" and "We" symbolising that if you put your heart in to it you cant fail. It sounds like Graham is giving a ceremony to Morgan .In frame 60 by the help of the family and God, we see a MCU tracking out of Morgan's hand relaxing, to release the tension also the words "The fear is fading", "The air is coming" and "Its going to pass" says that he will be alright but subconsciously it is also Graham fear of his wife death recovering. We then see a CU shot of Morgan recovering. And also of Merrill face as he conquer his fear as he is glowing, this is also shown by the church organ in the music. We then see LS of the whole cellar showing that it is safe as Merrill puts the torch out to illustrate that they are not afraid of the darkness anymore as they we scared of it in the beginning. This symbolises that now they chose their own fate. This is also done to stop all the tension and make the whole cellar scene sink in to show the sensational and awesome scene produced by Shyanalam By Nyan Su 10B ...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 Music 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 Music essays

  1. Analysing How Steven Spielberg Creates Tension and Suspense in Jaws

    A red herring is something that is thrown in to take you off the scent of what is really going on. Whole sequences (the second and third beach attacks) are structured around them, but we are kept alert by other minor examples throughout the film.

  2. The Lion King - Media techniques such as camera angles, music and lighting are ...

    His body language shows fright and remorse and he feels there is no place to hide so he turns and runs to escape from what he feels he has caused. The camera focuses on a lonely cub running away for dear life from an act which he feels he is responsible for.

  1. The subject of this dissertation is how feminist beliefs have been expressed in alternative ...

    However, the apparent fact that an all-male band has taught young women more about feminist issues than any recent female artist shows that alternative music is male-dominated, even in arenas specific to women. After this invigorating and necessary period of hyper-awareness female artists seemed to back off, with only Courtney

  2. The Grimm Brothers "Snow White: A Tale of Terror".

    The man is told to put the heart in the evenings stew. The next scene focuses on a plate being laid on the table. Sounds of cutlery being moved by the maids can be heard.

  1. An analysis of the title sequence of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    The yellow American taxi pulls up besides him, he slaps the drivers hand and walks over to the passenger door, climbs in and calls out "Yo home to Bel-Air!" The last scene is the scene where the taxi pulls up to the Bel-Air mansion and Will climbs out of the taxi and calls to him "Yo ho smell ya later".

  2. analyse of title credit sequence of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    But she packed my suite case and sends me on my way." So teenagers like it when other people get told off but they don't like the fact if their mum sends them away even though if you beg her and tell her don't send me away but still she

  1. Creative Writing - We stood imperially on the summit of this wondrous peak.

    We beamed at each other, without saying a word. Now we started the final push. I started to scale the rest of the face. In what seemed like seconds, we had reached the Exit Crack. Adrenalin was pumping through me, and the summit was now in view. I glanced down at Daniel who smiled back up at me.

  2. Free essay

    WHITE DOVES THERE GOES THE FEAR REVIEW

    Naturally the train does stop and unrealistically it stops in the middle of a carnival. Amazing, people are actually celebrating this mans freedom, or is he just imagining it again? The thing is about this music video is that it is a twist between reality and fantasy.

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