Essay about Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense

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Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 'With reference to two scenes from Shyamalan's 'The Sixth Sense' examine the way in which the audiences perception of the film changes having viewed its dramatic ending. Evaluate the importance of the two scenes in the film as a whole.' When the dramatic conclusion of Shyamalan's 'The Sixth Sense' has been viewed the audiences perception changes. They start to understand how different techniques have been used to create the illusion that Dr Malcolm Crowe is alive and how Shyamalan's has duped his audience. 'The Sixth Sense' is initially set up as a thriller before evolving into a surprisingly touching psychological drama with supernatural overtones. Shyamalan is…show more content…
It appears that we have come in in the middle of a scene and any conversation has already taken place. The tension that is portrayed in this scene makes the audience feel that Crowe is not welcome and that is one of the reason why they are sat in silence waiting for Cole. The positioning of the chairs also makes the viewer think that some form of communication has taken place. Lynn Sear's body language is also expressive of the tension and uncomfortable ness of the room. She looks down at her hands and picks at her nails. It shows that she is anxious and worried. The audience may also feel slightly inferior to Crowe and she does not know what to say. This gives the audience the impression that this is an everyday situation but one that is knew to Lynn Sear. The first time viewer witnesses nothing out of the ordinary. When Cole arrives home from school he stops dead in the doorway. The audience presumes that this is from a range of mixed emotions and feelings. Cole appears to be scared and shocked, there is also a slight look of betrayal on his face. This could be because his mother has invited Dr Crowe into their home. This is meant to be his place of sanctuary and it has been invaded. Once again the first time viewer feels the uncomfortable tension in the den of the Sear household.

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