Analysis Of The Film ' The Lightening Of A Movie '

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Torben Grodal, stresses and acknowledges that it is through the aesthetic strategies that of a film that uses human behaviors and perception to create feelings and move emotion throughout a film (Whittock, 1998). The lightening of a movie depends on the type of story that the director wants to tell. It can be beautifully manipulated to assist the actors in convincing the audience to not only believe the story, but to go along for the ride. To Kill a Mockingbird was shot in black in white. As stated, this was done to date the movie back to 1932, and to provide simplicity of that time. However, even within the confines of black and white film, lighting is important. Many of the scenes of the movie are shot in soft lighting and low levels of color contrast with shades of grey. This is primarily used to provide the soft, romantic, and nostalgic feel of the 1930’s. However, many scenes of the movie were not meant to be soft and romantic. The night scenes and chance scenes required a darker lighting with a right angled distant light source to signify moonlight. This is shown when an actor turns and only one part of their face to visible to the audience. This beautifully builds tension, fear, or a sense of imminent danger. In the scene where Atticus sits outside the jail as the children watches from behind the bushes, there was a direct light source on the porch next to Atticus. It worked as a spotlight that shadowed the rest of the porch. Atticus expected danger as the angry mob

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