Unformatted text preview: STAFFORD, AMANDA World Cinema March 2, 2011 Scene Analysis: The Namesake The Namesake is one of the most poignant films to come from the hands of director Mira Nair, & its impression will continue to be lasting & effecting because of its deep sincerity. The story is deeply cultural, but at the same time, it isn’t afraid to embrace & even celebrate the beauty of multicultural generations & the gap that separates & binds families together. The film focuses on the Ganguli family, a Bengali family that took root in Brooklyn, New York in the 1970s, where the elder Bengalis raised their children as first generation American children of immigrants (“Depth of Family is in ‘The Namesake’”, 2007). The scene beginning at 1:16:06 is framed in a medium, almost close-up shot. Ashima has just been told over the phone that her husband has passed away. The choice to use this shot is very strong because the audience is immediately drawn into every minute change of expression on her face. As the news begins to audience is immediately drawn into every minute change of expression on her face....
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- Spring '11
- Long shot, Ashima, Mira Nair, Close-up, Medium shot, Director Mira Nair