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Camera language

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The low angle used in this shot is used to show the items dropping from wherever they have been concealed. Through the two men chasing them in the background who appear to look like security guards, we believe that they have shoplifted and are now running away from the security guards chasing them. This can also show how the security guards are seen as the officers of the law they get a low angle shot to show how superior they are.


Camera Language

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This shot is used for two reasons which are to introduce us to main character, instead of naming the actor that plays the part they tell us the main characters name, this breaks the conventions of a normal opening sequence. But this shot is also used to also us the character from the perspective of the passenger or driver that has just him. This shows the main character from a different perspective in this case someone in a car. Because of this shot we see how he reacts to being hit by a car which is strange this gives us an insight into the personality of the character he is playing.


Camera Language

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This is very unique way to show all the main characters that will be seen throughout the film. They show this in a very humorous way almost mocking the idea that before a football match or after each side takes photos as a memory. And this scene is shown in a way that makes it seem that they are waiting for the person taking the photo to take it.


Editing-(cuts)

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While watching the opening sequence I realized that the editors have used cuts in two different ways. One way in which they have used the cuts is to show the fast pace of the film or the speed of the film. The other is to show the lapse of time or the jump between to different points in time within the movie and still keep the verisimilitude.


Editing (titles)

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Having a title at the very beginning of the film is all they have and this is only who presents the film other than that there are no other titles till the end of the film. This breaks away from the stereotypical conventions of titles in the opening sequence. Again making us believe in the world of the film (verisimilitude)


Mise-en-scene (location)

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This is the location used in the opening sequence which is very run down, this shows a stereotypical view on druggies e.g. the fact that they live in very run down flats, which have nothing in them but the bear minimal for example a chair. This also shows the budget of the film as this is a very affordable for a individual film production company. Because it looks like an abandoned flat or building they would not have had to pay the owner to shoot there, reducing the price of the overall film.


Mise-en-scene (props)

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The props used are very affordable and cheap, this saves them money. But also only giving them a limited amount of props again makes us believe in the verisimilitude. Because they spend all their money on drugs they cannot afford any furniture and only have small amounts of furniture in the house.


Mise-en-scene (clothing)

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The clothing worn by the actors are very scruffy this shows that they cannot afford nicer clothes as they spend most or all their money on drugs by having them wear these worn clothes it makes the film more believable (creates verisimilitude). This also makes the budget for the film less as the clothes worn are probably not that expensive therefore saving them money in one area and allowing them to spend it in another.


Mise-en-scene (lighting)

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The lighting used in the opening sequence is made up majorly by natural lighting, this makes the film more believable and allows us to believe in the verisimilitude. This again can save them money in one area and allow them to put more money into another area of the film in order to make it more believable.

British Social Realism - Opening sequence analysis.  

homework for the thursday 9th feb 2012