Theme Analysis for Red Road and Rear Window Essay

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Essay - Analysing the themes, which wore used in the film Red Road (2006), and also the surveillance, Misery and love and also explaining the directors (Andrea Arnold) decisions techniques.

In this essay I am going to be analysing the themes, which have been used in the film Red road (2006) and compare it to rear window (1954). I will also be looking at the CCTV surveillance. I will also be looking at misery and love and how does this change the characters objective along the film. I will also be looking and explain the directors decision and techniques which she has used in this film.

Andrea Arnold decision techniques with close ups and choice of vision in story telling via Jackie and the CCTV surveillance works well as it does …show more content…

This however turns out they just wanted to have sex with each other which Jackie soon finds out while she watches. Red road does engage the audience into watching what the actual character is watching with CCTV, which makes us, feel apart of the story and makes us want to keep on watching. CCTV surveillance does create tension as the audience do not know what will be happening as the CCTV footage is basically showing live events.

In the opening of the film we as an audience are introduced to a female CCTV operator who happens to be Jackie. With this opening it kind of lets us know that this film is related to CCTV and that this female CCTV operator Jackie has a key part in the film. On the other hand although red road and CCTV surveillance is structured through the story I don’t think it is necessarily about CCTV, It’s more about Clyde and Jackie and unravelling past into her finding out what really happened and why he did what he did when he accidently killed her husband and daughter.


Voyeurism is also used in this film. By voyeurism I mean the spying between Jackie and Clyde where she is pursing his every step and wanting to find out more information about him and the need to want to get very close to him.

Voyeurism is a key element in how the story is told in red road. The reason for this being is due to the fact that we as an audience are introduced to a

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