The Matrix Film Analysis

747 WordsAug 22, 20173 Pages
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, and Hugo Weaving. This film constructs a dystopian fiction because the computer fabricates what you hear, smell, see, taste and even touch. The computers feel that by controlling every minute detail of what humans are allowed to experience they are bettering the human’s lives while also preserving their own. The music wich is mostly non-lyrical creates the feelings of suspense. The dull dark lightingcreates the look of a un healthy un liveable life style. The computers control all sources of information, independent thought, freedom, or true individuality. How do the camera…show more content…
One of the first scenes in which the audience sees that the world is not quite real is when Agent Smith causes Neo’s mouth to grow together. Sonically, the music grows from near silence to a rapid escalation, creating an immediate sense of wrongness and tension because the scene is so unexpected. The lighting thoghout the whole movie is very dim and foggy, this creates and dystopian atmosphere as it is scene as unfriendly and an un welcoming place to be. How does the mis-en-scene help to develop character? How does it help to reflect their status during the time of the scene? mise-en-scene is used when Neo, first enters the matrix. For setting, the scene takes place in a completely white room which is known as ‘the construct’, where depth perception is not relevant, it simply never ends. This is intended to represent a different world other than reality. No room on Earth could be like this. This message is successfully delivered. Character and actor expressions and body language also come into play as you can see the confusion and disbelief in his facial expressions and the questioning looks on his face. Neos character developed throughout the movie because at the end of the movie he fully enhanced all his power and believes in the Matrix. PARAGRAPH 4 How do camera techniques, sound, lighting and mis-en-scene change to reflect the
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