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Sixth sense

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Examine the way that the sixth sense is presented in order to maintain the audience's belief that Malcolm Crowe is alive. Analyse two scenes and evaluate their importance as a whole. The story of 'Sixth Sense' took about a year to write. It was first going to be about a serial killer and a child who sees the victims. It was written and edited by M. Night Shaymalon who edited 'Wide-awake' two years before 'Sixth Sense'. It was a Kennedy Marshall company and a Spyglass entertainment performance. The film was set in Philadelphia. This was the perfect city for this thrilling film as it's a very old city and highly concentrated with unique super natural happenings there. All the old buildings and several graveyards indicate this. A boy with a sixth sense would be horrified to have to live in such a city. Frank Marshall and Kathy Kennedy aided M. N Shaymalon. They were like his 'godfathers' as he wrote this successful film. Frank was the producer of 'Poltergeist' whereas Kathy produced 'Jurassic' Park and 'E.T'. The film was opened on the 6th August (the writer's birthday). The 6th August was just a week after 'Runaway bride' opened with the 'Blair witch project' .For this reason they thought it would go in at number three. It didn't go in at number three though; shocking them all when it went in at number one. ...read more.

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In the film this scene is shown quite emotionally and also a very hard time for Malcolm, which is obvious, it would be. The film uses very clever photography to show how old the city is. The camera also zooms in and out on key scenes to emphasis each characters certain emotions, so their facial expression is really visible and obvious to get certain points across to the audience. The camera also does extreme close ups that fill up the whole screen to focus your attention, e.g. a close of the bottle of anti-depressant tablets that belonged to Malcolm's wife. Also pan shots are used quite frequently to follow Cole around especially when it's a daunting scene. A pan shot is also used when Malcolm is in his house and finds out he is dead; the camera follows him everywhere to show every move he makes. Furthermore, long shots are used to establish scenery and reveal surroundings. A good example of this is when Cole is walking along the hallway of his house. The long shot used makes you have a feeling that something thrilling is about to occur. This is what the writer wants as it makes you seat on the edge of your seat wondering and wanting to know what will take place next. The various camera shoots make the film more stimulating although photography is not the only key factor to help the film be as entertaining as possible. ...read more.

Conclusion

This shows that he is very fearful. You can also tell HE'S very agitated and edgy on the subject. In this scene the camera moves a lot to accentuate certain feelings in the room. The camera zooms tremendously close to Cole while faint music starts to play to construct the tension of this big moment. When Malcolm answers Cole every time he speaks the camera focuses on him then goes back to Cole. Then, when it goes back to Malcolm it zooms in a bit more than before till at the end of the conversation, it can't zoom any closer. This is to make you watch closely and listen closely. When Malcolm comes out of the hospital he says 'pathologies more severe then originally analysed suffering from visual hallucinations, some kind of school schitsopheria medication- hospitalisation may be required'. This speech is telling us that Malcolm thinks that Cole has some sort of illness that allows him to imagine that he is seeing spirits from the other world. He thinks that Cole needs medication to help him overcome this illness. Its not until later on in the film that Malcolm realises that this is not an illness but a sixth sense. ?? ?? ?? ?? This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ ...read more.

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