Heist - Benjamin Nalder Fr/It 217 March 6, 2008 Rough `n...

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Benjamin Nalder Fr/It 217 March 6, 2008 Rough ‘n Tumble Film Scene Analysis 548 Words Very seldom for me is a film defined by its use of sound. Such is the case for Jules Dassin’s Rafifi. This film is beautiful throughout; employing both sound and lighting to captivate the viewer. This masterpiece however is at its best during the 33 minute sequence in which the four men penetrate the vault. Jamie Hook in his essay entitled Love Made Invisible , says “the virtually silent, gleefully long heist scene at the center of Rififi is a tingling, ecstatic, sustained act of brilliance—a sacrament of the cinema.” During this delicate sequence, very little sound is heard; all dialogue being eliminated. This is a stark contrast to the blazing trumpets, unruly beating of the drums, and the crash of the cymbals preceding their entrance into the bank. The men go about their work relying on simple gestures and the preconceived plan. Meticulous detail is taken to avoid all sound; even sneakers are brought to lighten
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