At the beginning of the short drama, “Trifles,” Mrs. Peters, the sheriff’s wife, is painted as timid and submissive wife. She willingly submits herself to the responsibilities she has as a wife. As the play unfolds, Mrs. Peter’s submissiveness begins to diminish. Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale work together to uncover the murder of Minnie Wright’s husband. When the women find the evidence, they refuse to share it with the men. Mrs. Peter’s character transforms into a more confident individual over the course of the play.
To start off, Quentin Tarantino gave much attention to detail in his diegetic sounds. By including crickets chirping, floorboards creaking, bullets ricocheting off multiple surfaces, and, of course, blood splatter, Tarantino truly brings his audience into the old American west. Another example of diegetic sounds in the film is when Dr. Schultz is waiting for Mr. Candie to sign the papers
Trifles, Susan Glaspell’s play written in 1916, reveal concerns of women living in a male dominated society. Glaspell communicates the role that women were expected to play in late 19th century society and the harm that can come of it to women, as well as men. The feminist agenda of Trifles was made obvious, in order to portray the lives of all women who live oppressed under male domination. John and Minnie Wright are two main characters who are never seen; however provide the incident for the play. In this play women are against men, Minnie against her husband, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters against their husband’s, as well as men in general.
Throughout the scene, the use of non-diegetic sound is used to make the audience feel worried and scared as to where Jasper is taking Charlie and what is going to happen. The deep, dusky scary music played in the background has an effect on the audience, creating a dramatic feel as Charlie did not know what was ahead for him in the shadowy, dark forest, fearing for his life as Jasper Jones is portrayed as a bad person in society because of his skin colour. Furthermore, throughout the scene, non-diegetic sound is used as an additional background sound, intensifying when Jasper and Charlie come near Laura Wishart’s hanging, dead body. As Jasper and Charlie closely creep up to Jaspers property, the music suddenly intensifies, creating a mysterious approach about what is going to happen next.
In the rehearsal scene, there were references to the sound technician. This was a Brechtian technique of the audience being aware of a play within a play. Most sound effects were specific and recorded, like the city hustle and bustle, the screams and the voices when reading things aloud. However, the one sound that stood out to me was the music box. Being the only live sound we hear, relates to the naturalism of the nursery and how Jennet Humfrye’s love for her son is infinite. Music boxes were commonly a gift for a child, or a token of love for a partner in the Victorian times. The idea of love is additionally demonstrated when Kipps is reading a letter alongside Stella. This shows his remembrance of her voice and how much he misses her. The ticking of the clock at the beginning of the play reminds the audience of a countdown, a signal that something is about to happen. This relates to the rhythmic rocking of the chair, similar to a heartbeat, echoing around the house, resembling Nathaniel’s pulse. This again adds humanity to the nursery. When Kipps stops the chair from rocking, everything is silent which signifies the death of Nathaniel and how in reality he is gone. Contrasting to the naturalism, there is repetition of the Woman’s screams. These created an abstract soundscape that made the audience feel frightened, mimicking the discomforting feeling of the horror genre. The ‘Pony and Trap’ sounds came
Australian films, are well known for their outback landscapes, unique Australian animals, indigenous heritage and the unmissable quirky characters But are these stereotypes portrayed in Australian movies politically and culturally correct? Is Australia really only about a bunch of Bogan’s kicking their feet around in the red sand, wrestling crocodiles and going walk about with a few stereotyped aboriginals?
The play “A Doll's House” by Henrik Ibsen was written in 1879. Joseph Losey and Patrick garland in 1973 used the play to adopt a movie version of the play going by the same name. The cast in the movies depicted the characters in the play as described by Henrik Ibsen. This essay will analyze the similarities and the differences between the play by Henrik Ibsen and the films adopted from the play by Joseph Losey and Patrick garland.
Another example of diegetic sound used to create a tense atmosphere is when Andy first arrives to prison. We hear the inmates’ voices, whistling, screaming and banging the gates. This makes them seem mean and the scene tense and makes the viewer think that Andy has arrived to a dangerous and horrible place and that he could be in danger there. These sounds make us feel anxious for him about his new home because the inmates seem intense and mean.
By offering a shot by shot analysis of a scene that uses diegetic sound the audience can understand why the director used these sound aspects to tell his story. This analysis does not just follow one scene but rather a series of scenes in order of what is relevant. First we are witness to the mother in her apartment washing clothes on the washing board and the camera then cuts to the clock, which is striking time and making an animated noise that brings the audience into this important element of the film. The story then cuts to Elsie being honked at on the street with horns that are overly dramatic in sound, yet another way for the director to use the sound technique. Another way the director uses sound in a dramatic way is when he presents Elsie bouncing her ball down the sidewalk and on the
Horror films are known for their ability to scare audiences, to get the audience’s hearts racing, their blood rushing. A good horror film will cause viewers to be on the edge of their seats and having their perception of reality distorted as they attempt to understand the unraveling plot of the horror film. The tone of the film aides in the amount of suspense that a horror film produces, since a much darker film will create a more suspenseful atmosphere than one that is more focused on campy monster makeup. But the tone of a film is determined by the sound of the film, or in other words, the score. Sound or music in a horror film, or the lack thereof, make the intense scenes and without the addition
According to DuPratt and Rees (2015) of the many critical components of acting, the actors must possess the ability to understand the given circumstances. Actors accomplish this by encompassing characterization such as physical, social/economic and psychological to accurately analyze the script. Physical traits pertain to the characters physical make-up. For instance, the characters age is an important aspect, as it should be consistent with their appearance, abilities, and health. Social/economic traits identify the characters socio-economic status and education acquired. This allows audience members the mental capacity to relate to characters circumstances. Psychological characteristics refer to the characters hidden feelings such as emotions, thoughts, and fears. Actors often experience significant psychological barriers while remanding in character during the scenes.
In this paper, I will write about “Thelma and Louise” (1991) movie. I choose a last scene of the movie which the police came to arrest them in the Grand Canyon (from 122 to 125 minutes).