Unit 9: exploring the move EVEN further…

Ive explained briefly before hand in Unit 9 when analysing the camera shots and audio, there were easy technical clues that prompted me to identify the genre by a small movie scene.

“Crime (gangster) films are developed around the sinister actions of criminals or mobsters, particularly bankrobbers, underworld figures, or ruthless hoodlums who operate outside the law, stealing and murdering their way through life.”


we can identify the movie Heat to underly the sub genre of crime/gangster films – most scenes i have analysed elicit a sinister atmosphere through the use of sister dark sound track. most camera shots are very close up to the characters faces to prompt the audience to read their serious facial expressions. all camera shot and audio cues gives us clues to what genre this film is.

in this scene below we follow Robert De Niros character – the camera follows the character on steadicam following him walking – the shot is smooth, almost majestic like, giving the initial reference to De Niro like a shark – having smooth silent movements through the hotel scene.



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