Film Shots Analysis - The Bicycle Thief
The scene I choose is from 33:30 until 35:00 and is the scene where the men are searching for the stolen bicycle at the first market. The scene begins with a tracking shot as the camera follows the five characters walking down the avenue. The camera stops at one point to focus on two men arguing. The focus is caused by framing because the main character, Ricci, and his son stand on one edge of the screen which directs the audience’s eye to the men arguing, possibly used as a tool to increase the drama of the scene. The camera then switches to a close-up of just the handlebars and is a tracking shot as it follows the line of bikes down the street, and the only thing you can see is the shiny metal handlebars. Next the camera switches to a close-up of Ricci’s face looking down at the bikes and is a tracking shot again as he is walking down the avenue. The close-up of his pained and worried face adds to the intensity of the situation. After, the camera switches back to the bikes and is still a tracking shot, but the camera is more zoomed out so you can see all the bikes in the frame. The pattern is repeated again as the camera switches back to the men and does an extreme close-up of Ricci’s son’s face searching for the stolen bikes. The extreme close-up of the emotion in his face increases the emotion in the scene. The camera switches back to a tracking close-up of the table of all the bike’s bells and pumps, so the viewer can see how many bells there are in the market. Then it shows a tracking close-up shot of one of the men’s faces searching for the bike. The camera does another tracking close-up shot of the bikes, this time just the wheels and shows Ricci’s pained face one more time. Lastly, the camera zooms out so we can see the bikes for sale on the street and all the vendors. People fill in the frame and the viewer can see for the first time how many people there actually are in the market and how hard it must be for Ricci to find his bike with all of this commotion going on. This whole scene is filmed using tracking shots because the characters are walking, and it also does a good a job of showing the intensity of the search for the bike.
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At 41 minutes into the movie there are a series of different shots. First there is a zoom onto Nick Naylor’s face. It is intended to give a better view at a picture of his face. Next Katie Holmes is looking through a microscope of his face again, this time the camera moves in a pan handle allowing multiple horizontal images to be seen. Right after that there is a shake in the camera to make it look more real, like she is actually handling the photograph. The camera then moves from an over the shoulder view, to a side angle. First this lets us know what she is doing with the photographs, then the side angle lets us know how she is doing it.
Thanks. Here is a message for the whole class: when describing shots, use the terminology from the Sparks Chart, such as Medium Shot, Tracking, Low Angle Shot and so forth.
The scence that i chose was the first five minutes of the movie because i believe it was the one that had a good amount of combination of shots. During those five first minutes of the movie, it started with two shoulder shots, where one of them showed the workers getting into the hall of where the elevator was located, and the other one was showing them getting into the elevator. Then whenever they left the elevator there was an extreme long shot, where it showed all the workers leaving the place with their heads down. This part is very interesting to me because it shows how the lifes of the workers is so monotonous, I am able to realize that because they have their heads down every single day which that shows they don´t have perspectives in having a better life. This affects the movie because only the main character gets involved into the action and has his life affected and affects some of the people around him. I really enjoyed the movie, because it was a new experience to me due to the fact that it was the first time i watched a silent movie. During the beginning i had difficulties in keeping my eyes open, however during the middle into the end things got more interesting and was able to get my attention.
Good. Focus on using correct terminology.
The movie that I recently watched was North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock. A scene that I really enjoyed from the movie was when Cary Grant got captured by opposing spies and was forced to drink rum so that the enemies can fake his death. There were many pan shots and tracking shots that were taken in this film. Also a style that I really enjoyed was when Cary Grant started drinking the rum, there was a close up and then a transition to tell the audience what was going to happen next. Another shot that was taken was in the beginning of the film when Cary Grant was walking with his assistant in the city. The camera was zooming back while the actors were walking forward but at the same time took a medium shot and got the background of people to set the environment for the specific scene.
My movie was Triumph of the Will, a particularly spectactular and interesting watch. The scene I chose to write about was the the opening scene of Hitlers convoy traveling into Nuremburg. The six or seven minute scene features an over the shoulder shot of Hitlers classic wave while driving by the croud as well as a tracking and pan shot to give a sense of the cars moving down the street; he also was featured in a few medium shots when the crown entered the street to reach out for a handshake or an embrace. Thousands of people were gathered along the streets to greet Hitler in a spectacular fashion, this scene made him look quite godly towards his people. This scene gave the rest of the movie a sense of how highly regarded Hitler was in his leadership and incredible popularity as well as influence over the people.
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