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After viewing the above film, it is evident that the director used key techniques to make the scene more memorable for the audience. The mise-en-scene helps to put more focus on the rocket being loaded into the cannon, which sets up the narrative of the scene. In the opening scene the huge cannon is closer to the screen than everything else in the picture. It is also apparent to notice that the film is occurring during the night because of then dark sky in the back round. The rooftops that the actors are all standing on proves to the audience that the scene is taking place above the ground. The motionless actors standing on a plank behind the rocket demonstrate a crowd for a very memorable moment about to occur. Motion photography is key for this film. A great description of montage
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Unformatted text preview: used in this film is when the rocket is fired and proceeds to move closer towards the moon. It is clearly shown that multiple pictures were taken as the camera came closer to the moon, making the scene look as though you were in the rocket as it moved. The montage in this film is also shown when the director changes each scene. Directors today still do the same thing to give the actors a break in between each scene. These breaks are more commonly known today as different acts. A short glitch is noticeable in the scene from above to the eye of an audience of 2007 because of all the enhancements. But, during the promotion of this film Im sure the quality was priceless...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course COMM 150 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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