Essay on Analysis of Three Scenes in Raging Bull

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Analysis of the Raging Bull We analyzed two scenes in a movie called the Raging Bull. There were lots of clever techniques that were used. I was looking for five factors in those two scenes: the editing, the lighting and color, the use of the camera the sound and the mise en scene. I will analyze the scenes as much as I can and explain what they signify if possible. Scene 1 This first scene was actually the introduction of the movie. There was no editing or camera movement involved in this scene. The scene was filmed in black and white, I believe the director did this to connote to the audience that this is a piece of history. Black and white pictures also connotes the…show more content…
The boxer was wearing boxing gloves, boxing robe, boxing shorts and boxing boots. All of this reassured the audience that he is a boxer. He kept on warming up, waling slyly towards the camera and back again to warm up. His body language connotes that he was a hard working person, however his cocky walking up and down the ring connoted that he is an arrogant, over-confident person. There was a still camera used with a medium angle, just behind the ropes of the ring, in a way I felt I was part of the audience. I also believe that the director tried to show importance in the scene by not using a selective focus but also using smoke and mist. The director covered the audience with smoke to show that this movie is about this important boxer. We can just see a few faces behind the ring, however you cannot distinguish who they are. The smoke however also creates an atmosphere (historic, legendary), that this man is like a Japanese warrior fighting not for money but for honour. This was almost like a still picture, the overhead lights’ rays were visualised by the smoke, the frequent flashing of the cameras created the mood in this scene. The intro is obviously where the cast, the directors, the producers and the helpers are shown. I realised that the “RAGING BULL” was shown on the top rope all capped and coloured in

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