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How does the director appeal to the emotions of the viewers in the Sixth Sense

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How does the director appeal to the emotions of the viewers in the Sixth Sense In the film the Sixth Sense a young boy named Cole has paranormal contact with the dead. He can see things that other people cannot, namely the ghosts of the dead walking around him. The scene which I have chosen to analyse to answer my title is the scene where he is at school and brings up facts about what used to go there like people being hanged and eventually he erupts at this former pupil now teacher who used to have the nickname Stuttering Stanley. Cole brings back this fact about him from the ghosts of the people he sees. ...read more.

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Throughout the scene a boy is writing lines on a blackboard. The image and sounds that this can create are put to good use to add to the meaning and to create emotions in the viewers. When Cole says about how people used to be hanged in the building the boy writing on the blackboard suddenly halts, this movement creates a screech of the chalk against the board. It's a harsh sound and disrupts the flow of the scene. It shows the mood and feel of the scene has changed. This s because before we had the constant noise of the chalk against the blackboard but after the screech the noise has stopped creating a more uncomfortable atmosphere. ...read more.

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It also reflects how the teacher is off balance from his normal behaviour. This helps you to empathise with the teacher and get a glimpse at what he is feeling. , please do not redistribute this coursework. We work very hard to create this website, and we trust our visitors to respect it for the good of other students. Please, do not circulate this coursework elsewhere on the internet. Anybody found doing so will be permanently banned. Altogether the director uses many techniques to make the scene more emotional for the viewers. He used camera angles to show what the characters feel, there are ongoing images and sounds of a blackboard which reflect what is being acted. Without these features the scene would be less dramatic and not have the desired effect to make the film into what the director wants. Simon Lawless ...read more.

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