Essay about The Sixth Sense by Manoj Night Shyamalan

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The Sixth Sense by Manoj Night Shyamalan

Through close analysis of the restaurant scene and the scene where Dr Crowe is in the hose with both Cole and his mother, discuss the techniques used to make the audience believe that Dr Crowe is alive.

The Sixth Sense made in 1999, a suspense drama thriller directed by Manoj Night Shyamalan.

Dr Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist, one night he and his wife were celebrating his award, for his “recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of child psychology”, was visited by Vincent Grey an ex-patient. Before Grey committed suicide, he shot Dr Crowe. A year passes and he is signed on to a boy called Cole Sear played by Haley
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This technique is a good one to show that Dr Crowe is alive when he is not.

Then she lifts her head up but we cannot see her face, she then moves it despondently to the side, this makes the audience think- is she ignoring him for being late? After this shot, he says “I thought the other Italian restaurant I asked you to marry me in” then tilts his head quizzically to the side trying to gauge her expression. She does not respond. The audience are, wondering why she isn’t responding to him. The shot is still an over the shoulder shot, Dr Crowe sits down mouthing the work “ok”. This illustrates to the audience that he has accepted her being in a mood. They can see that Dr Crowe is still upset about Anna not replying. Then Dr Crowe tries again “I’m sorry I just don’t seem to be able to keep track of time” He is tired “and I didn’t have a very good session today. I” he sighs “they’re both similar, same mannerisms, same expressions ect. ect”. This shot is an interview shot because the audience cannot see the reactions from Anna, so the camera stays on Dr Crowe, who changes the subject so he can get a reply from Anna about his day. Dr Crowe then shakes his head and leans back “I think it might be some kind of
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