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We analysed two scenes in a movie called the Raging Bull

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ANALYSIS OF THE RAGING BULL INTRODUCTION We analysed two scenes in a movie called the Raging Bull. There were lots of clever techniques that were used. I was looking for five factors in those two scenes: the editing, the lighting and colour, the use of the camera the sound and the mise en scene. I will analyse the scenes as much as I can and explain what they signify if possible. SCENE 1 This first scene was actually the introduction of the movie. There was no editing or camera movement involved in this scene. The scene was filmed in black and white, I believe the director did this to connote to the audience that this is a piece of history. Black and white pictures also connotes the idea of something legendary and historic. This could fit in the topics of mise en scene or lighting and colour. However I believe it is more in the mise en scene topic because it creates an atmosphere that this is something historic and legendary. The intro was also filmed in slow motion with a slow song. I believe that the non-diegetic soundtrack was a parallel sound because it matched with the use of slow motion. The director uses these two together intentionally to manipulate the audience and to allow them to get into the mood of this movie. ...read more.


did not lost any fight. So I felt the commentary was very important in that scene. The camera flashing and the shouting of the crowd made it feel and look real. The diegetic sounds I noticed were the ringing of the bell, the swinging of the punches, the referee counting the other boxer out, the impact of when the other boxer's body hits the ground, when the trainers talk to the boxers, the screams of the crowd when the fight between the crowd occurs and the sound of di nero shouting confidence in the end. All of these were used to make the scene look at real as possible. There was no soundtrack played in the second scene, because I feel the director wanted to transports us, he wanted us to be part of the action. The director tried to make it as real as possible. The mise en scene created an atmosphere as well. The setting was at an arena which contained a ring. There was a lot of audience in the arena which showed that this was an important fight. There was a lot of old fashioned suits (1940's) and popcorns which was being eaten by the audience. The crowd got involved at one point of the scene where two people had a brawl. The fighters were both wearing boxing shorts, boxing gloves and boxing boots with mouth guards on. ...read more.


Also there was a crane shot at the same time, to show that this was a historic, vital moment of this fight. I also noticed that when there was a low angle shot when the opponent was being counted out which shows his weakness and how low he is. There was close-ups used when the boxers where punching each other, this showed the emotions of the boxers during those punches. It made see how they felt at that specific time. Through out most of the fight we were put in the eye level of the boxers. We felt like we were in the ring and part of the action. I noticed a few other things which I felt were also important. The darkening of the audience during the fight showed that they were not important and that the director wanted us to focus on the fight. I realised that the sound during the brawl in the audience was loud, and there was a use of low key lighting, which showed how intense and important this game is, that even the crowd got involved. There was silence at the start of the final round which signified how crucial and important this final round is. I realised that there was smoke behind that opponent's head during the break, which could signify that he was the bad one. I conclude that these five important factors were used to create atmospheres and to connote to the audience what is the situation. ?? ?? ?? ?? Waleed ALBINALI -1- ...read more.

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