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Samantha Shotwell Com. Arts 250 TA: Sreya Mitra March 27 , 2008 Section: 605 Sunrise In 1927 William Fox Murnau created a silent film called Sunrise, which became number three on the top 100 silent films. The main characters that were unnamed were in a love triangle: the Man, the Wife and the Women from the city. The story is a traditional, eternal, universal tale of attempted murder, love, feelings, manipulating, and reconciliation. Out of all the scenes of Sunrise , the most thrilled scene that really caught my attention was the “Doubt and Desire”. To help insure that the idea of fear and uncertainty was accentuated in the scene Doubt and Desire, Murnau used the stylistic elements mise-en-scene and editing to emphasize the main ideal, it created specific conclusion about the larger theme. In the stylistic elements mise-en-scene and editing I will mainly focus on two key concepts: editing I will use superimposition and transitioning, in mise-en-scene I will use lighting and costumes/makeup. The stylistic element of mise-en-scene’s lighting and costume/makeup intertwined together that gave characteristic clue’s of man character. For costume, dark hair, dark blazer and dark pants gave an assumption that he was mysterious and a mischievous character, creating this image of fear. A grimy dark color with a ruff looking beard was linked with makeup; it too made him look mischievous and eerie. Light, the stylistic element of mise-en-scene was also used to emphasize the characteristic of male character. 1
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course COM ARTS 250 taught by Professor Amy during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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