Character Analysis Of Tony Kaye 's ' The Night '

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A tattoo so bold that it stops all in its path, causing controversy throughout the masses, and the reflection of a shrinking man who sold his soul to the devil. Tony Kaye uses mise en scene to represent a revelation in both of the brother’s lives. Not only do they show remorse but also see self change from within both characters. In this frame we see Derek coming out of the shower, he has a towel wrapped around his waist and is looking at his reflection in the mirror. Derek 's body is angled so that his tattoo is being highlighted by the key lighting. In this frame Derek appears to be caught off guard by the sight of his tattoo, which suggests to us as the audience that he isn 't happy with his former self, unknown to him that his life would change forever. The first of its kind we see Derek in colour. Looking at his reflection in a small bathroom mirror, filled with regret for his brutal actions he has now acknowledged he needs to change. The symbolism of reflection allows the audience is able to make a deep connection. It allows us to feel the regrets that Derek has. We all stand in front of a mirror at some point and think I regret doing that. We reflect on ourselves as a person this is exactly what Derek is doing, and it seems as if his tattoo is haunting him of his past choices. His tattoo is permanent just like his decision to kill the two black men. Previous to this frame we see a close up of the water coming out of the shower onto Derek 's head, this falls into
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