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

Tomb Raider

Extracts from this document...


Tomb Raider The extract is taken from Tomb Raider: The cradle of life. Lara Croft is back and on another mission to save the world. She must find Pandora's Box from a temple located under water. Lara secured the artefact then it is stolen by a Criminal organisation intent on using it to create a deadly weapon. The extract starts off with a long-view shot which sets the scene. The camera pans around so you can clearly see where the actors are and where this is all happening. It looks like it is set in a temple of some sort. The temple would of been made from CGI. There is fire on the walls which creates lots of shadows giving the temple a mysterious feel. The temple is only lit up by fire which hangs on the wall, this creates a more serious tone to the film also it suggests that something bad is going to happen soon. It creates a tension building atmosphere. ...read more.


This shot was a close-up showing her emotions. She looked upset as she just saw her friends get killed. This is a shot clip but she soon continues what she has come to do. The men see Lara Croft and quickly get out their spears; the music is deep and sinister so we know something bad is going to happen. They shoot their spears and you hear it pierce her leg in a digetic sound. The digetic sound makes the spear seem a lot worse than it was and it sounded really painful and you can almost feel the pain Lara Croft felt. Lara Croft drops the ball and it falls down. She then does a stunt and swings down from the platform she is on. She is the hero who seems to be able to avoid getting hurt and do its like she is super human doing all these stunts. As Lara Croft moves quicker the music gets faster and faster building up tension. ...read more.


One of the last shots we see is an underwater shot of Lara Croft. She has fallen from the rope she was swinging down and landed in the water. In the background there is a bright beam of white light shinning through the water which could symbolize that there is hope for her. The ball will get back to her and she will save the day. Although she is in trouble this white light is saying that the hero can make it and everything will end in a happy way. In the extract there are only straight shots because it is a fast moving extract which builds up tension and suspense and gets the audience's hearts beating as everything happens to fast. One min Lara Croft has the ball and everything is good and then her friends die and then she looses the ball to the villain and gets injured so there is lot in this small bit of the film. It really plays on the audiences emotions because you want Lara Croft to succeeded because she is the Hero so you are backing her up but just when you think everything is safe and she has won something bad will happen. ...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

    The story is put together to create tension and fear of the shark. After the first attack the audience is conditioned and the other attacks generally follow the same pattern. The third attack is set up like the second attack.

  2. 'How does Hitchcock create atmosphere, tension and shock in Psycho?'

    The backtracking enable us to see behind her as if to make sure nobody is following her. As Lila gets closer, the music becomes more ominous and higher. The camera moves closer to Lila and the house whilst crosscutting to Sam and Norman, where Norman is becoming increasingly agitated.

  1. Alfred Hitchcock has been called 'the Master of Suspense', considering 'psycho' state how effectively ...

    He walks in to the house slowly and curiosly. This is suspenseful as the audience know he's looking for something and are waiting to see what it is. As he walks up the stairs, the audience see a door open slowly. This builds the tension and anxiety that the audience feel.

  2. Britney Spears or Spear Britney.

    It was all so...fan-bl**dy-tastic. Britney went on to sell lots of records, preach Satan's teachings and get to wear increasingly skimpy outfits in her music videos. With this much success, the clones were bound to follow. And, lo and behold, they did.

  1. Proposal for Pandora Tomorrow

    I will show in the films Sam taking on a terrorist organisation known simply as Kh3l4, they are a ruthless band of Indian businessman and political figures plotting to take over the corporate world and are becoming a dangerous force over the world.

  2. Analyse the ways in which Speilberg builds up tension and suspense in the hit ...

    The increasing tempo is used whenever the shark is in the vicinity, and the audience comes to recognise it as a signal that the shark is going to attack. By varying the length and volume of the building crescendo, the director is able to bring fear to the audience as

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