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Christopher Webb February 16, 2011 Touch of Evil Essay What I got out of the clip in “Touch of Evil” is that this noir was precisely aimed at the features surrounding it and the mood, more than the actual characters acting it out and making a significant contribution. The sounds of suspense, the angles, the aiming at objects and the different types of shades made the scene more melodramatic then it was although the character’s were implying suspense in dialogue that really depended on selective objects more than the characters actions. In the “Touch of Evil” clip, I realized that there were countless CU’s (close ups) and focusing on certain objects such as the radio speakers that Fargas was hearing the conversation on, between Hank and his partner. These numerous occasions of focusing on this object showed me that the speakers was the key to the scene and the outcome of it and the things that mattered wasn’t to be seen but heard and focused on what the radio picked up from the conversation. The
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