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Analysis Of The Cinematography Of Jurassic Park

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There are many different elements in the movie Jurassic Park that make the movie interesting. This film plays with the question What if dinosaurs were alive today? The director, Steven Spielberg, uses sound, lighting, camera angles, comic relief, and even combines some of these different things to make this film a spectacular one. Not only that, but it is a unique kind of action/adventure movie because it is about dinosaurs, which makes it even more interesting.The sound in the movie was used fantastically. There were a lot of different sounds in this movie, I think more than any of the others that I have seen. At first you do not notice them because the way they are used is very subtle. For example, when the scientists are in the scene where the dinosaur eats the cow, you do not notice the buzzing sound that the electrified fence makes. If you listen closely, you can hear it, though. This is important for later on in the movie when all the power is turned off. You cannot hear the fence later on in the movie when all of the power is turned off. Also, in the scenes when they are being attacked by the T-Rex it is raining. You would not really notice the sound of the rain unless it wasn't there. You would be asking questions about why the sound of the rain wasn't there. When Timmy was up in the tree, I noticed that the sound of the rain changed, but it was still there. It sounded like the rain was just dripping down from branch to branch. I think that this is because Spielberg was trying to create the point of view from inside the tree. The footsteps of basically anything that could walk was taken into consideration. Spielberg always made sure that the sound was exactly precise to whatever kind of surface the "thing" was walking on. For example, there is a shot of the T-Rex stepping in the mud; there was an extremely great amount of detail given to that particular sound. Also, in the same scene, when the dinosaur "roars", it is not the same sound for each "roar". In fact, I doubt that the same sound was used for any two "roars" in the movie. Spielberg had them create different sounds for each "roar". I am not talking about the duration or volume, but the pitch of each "roar" was totally different.The lighting in the movie helps create the element of surprise. In my opinion, the element of surprise is a very important factor to have in this particular genre. The element of surprise makes a film exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat because you do not know what is going to happen next. For example, at the beginning of the movie when it is day, and not stormy, everything is safe and appears to be going smoothly. After the power turns off, there is no light, and the storm comes into place. Now that it is dark all of the carnivores, which are the ones that threaten the scientists and Dr. Hammond's grandchildren, come out, since they are nocturnal. Nocturnal means to sleep during the...

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