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The film I have chosen is 'Goodfellas' directed by Martin Scorsese in 1990, based on the novel by Nicholas Pileggi 'Wiseguy'. The reason for this is that it gained many awards for the cinematography used and partly through personal preference.

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Film Form and Genre

Assignment 1

Give a detailed commentary on a sequence, or sequences from a film of your choice in terms of two of the any of the following: mise-en-scene; editing; use of colour; lighting; sound; special effects.

The film I have chosen is 'Goodfellas' directed by Martin Scorsese in 1990, based on the novel by Nicholas Pileggi 'Wiseguy'. The reason for this is that it gained many awards for the cinematography used and partly through personal preference.

The scene I have chosen is called 'Cast of characters; Tommy's a "funny guy". This is the post-transitional scene from when the lead character was an adolescent to becoming a young man. The purpose of the scene is basically to establish his friends and the social community in which he associates with. The main influence as to why I chose this scene is that of the cinematographic content and technical structure in relation to the film narration.

I have chosen to discuss the sound elements of the scene and mise-en-scene. I chose sound as it is a key element in the structure of the narration and form of the scene.

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