Michael Short Filmmaking Final Paper

Michael Short - STORY The New York City police officer John McClane takes it upon himself to take on a band of thieving criminals and save his wife

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STORY: The New York City police officer, John McClane, takes it upon himself to take on a band of thieving criminals and save his wife and 30 hostages. He encounters the head villain in an unexpected room looking at something. The main villain, Hans thinks he has disguised himself as a victim, but is not clever enough to outsmart John McClane. A shootout ensues allowing Hans to recapture his detonators. This continues the story, but on Hans’s terms. Once again John McClane is facing an uphill battle. This scene is important to the story in other scenes as McClane goes back to see what Hans was up to initially, unveiling a whole new problem for the hero. This scene is extremely elaborate going from a simple conversation between two people to an extreme gunfight involving five, in a matter of seconds. One of the more important factors in this scene is the set production. The set of this scene is an office building, but this office building is clearly not for lower class or even middle class companies. However, it is quite obvious that this office building is an extremely high end one. This can be seen from the walls, not being a monotone color but instead the walls look something like tile a tile with a dark caulking. Plus, the Zen looking tree and glass paneling that can be seen when Hans and John are talking portrays a high
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course FILMMAKING 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.

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Michael Short - STORY The New York City police officer John McClane takes it upon himself to take on a band of thieving criminals and save his wife

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