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Analyzing A Five Minute Extract Essay

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The main aim of this essay is to analyze a extract from my chosen film ‘Bourne Identity (2002)’, discussing the different techniques used in the extracted clip such as the on screen graphics. The main focus in the duration of this essay is to discuss the way ‘the sound establishes moods and might even lead the whole atmosphere of a film, driving its narrative [1]’, (human voice, sound effects and music). In my conclusion I intend to provide a synopsis on Bourne Identity as an additional appendix for this essay.

I will firstly begin to discuss my chosen clip for the duration of this essay, In the opening scene that opens with fisher men happily playing cards on board of their boat, as they wait for the current storm to settle down, that has interrupted there chances of catching any fish. As one of the seven fishermen go up on deck, he finds an unexpected sort of fish, being in the shape of a man whose wounded body is discovered by the fisherman, Jason Bourne who is then reeled in like a fish, who is then nursed back to full health after receiving multiple shot wounds to his lower and upper back.

During the opening sequence the audience are introduced to the crashing sound of waves and striking thunder, which could to an introduction to a powerful, super natural, human being, out of this world that has just crashed down to earth, similar the opening scene in ‘The Terminator (1984)’. Thunder represents strong amounts of energy and dynamics in the atmosphere.

Though this clip is essential a visual experience for the audience, the audience still cannot ignore the powerful background noise, coming from the thunder and lighting. This ease in crossing narration borders puts music in a position to free the image from strict realism [6]’.
As the sound does not match the meaningful image of the fisher men playing cards on board of there boat. The meaningful exposure to sound could complicate the image on the screen. This sort of unnecessary sound exposure is something would be suited to a stage performance in order to introduce the stage villain. It could be said that many opening scenes in the majority of films tend to set the mood both visually and diegeticly. ‘Music sets moods and tonalities in a film it guides the spectators vision both literally and figuratively [2]’.

The music soundtrack that flows into the shot is not a visual implication to what the soundtrack is for the way it seeps into the shot, can come across as being mysterious towards the audience, as the target of the soundtrack is not recognized, ‘It produces the tension arising from curiosity and expectation [4]’. As the audience would be filled with tension and curiosity, anxiously waiting to see if the next clip would fulfil there own expectations.

The background track overlaid in the opening sequence signifies its contribution to the film, as the soundtrack sets the mood throughout the duration of the film. As it started with a low calm soundtrack during the...

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