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Unformatted text preview: 25/10/2006 14:07:00 ← Scorsese • Lighting/Color o Combination of natural and very artificial o Mean Streets Low key and diffuse lighting most are either interiors, in confines of city, or at night shots High contrast light Chapter 5 on DVD First scene that takes place in back rooms at Tony’s bar o Color scheme Red hue Hell, blood, passion Gives hallucinatory glaze • Slow motion • Tight composition o Likes close up or medium shots Shallow focus –background out of focus o Restricted field of vision o Implies manipulative • Establishing shot o Shifts to a shot from above looking straight down Reinforces idea of confinement in Taxi Driver Lens o Fish-eyed lenses (wide angle lens) Distortion in shot gives idea of being drunk • Movement o Blocking of the shot confined Shallow focus o Slow-motion o Handheld camera Increases sense of urgency and anxiety Sliding around corners o Tracking shots o In Mean Streets, transition is straight cut no dissolves o Taxi Driver has lots of opticals Slow dissolves Gives hallucinatory feel • Editing o Fast, abrupt, fragmented o Plunges right into heart of action o Scorsese was an editor before director Thinks that is the most creative part • Sound o Speech, noise, music o Speech Voiceover commentary and dialogue Background of movie o Dialogue Idiomatic Actors appear to be improvising o Ambient sounds Vibrant presence Uses silence creatively o Uses music diegetically Thru-composed score...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course DRAM 281 taught by Professor Korte during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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