Final Destination (2000, Directed by James Wong)

Sound –

  • opening credits, dark and spooky music, orchestra,
  • Thunder, lightning and rain.
  • Strings emphasising the danger
  • Sounds like a fan moving around the room also like a creature grumbling.
  • Heavy objects being thrown onto a surface.
  • Sound affects added in.
  • Minor, screaming, drums low key.
  • Music puts you on edge.

Camera shots-

  • close ups of rain onto a window.
  • Shows dark sky at night.
  • A doll slowly spinning is shown in a close-up.
  • Close up of a metal fan moving with the light shining off of it.
  • shows close up of lightning and thunder
  • . Medium shot of papers being thrown onto a bed close up of the details
  • Titles of the book; close up.
  • Close ups keep the mystery.

Mise en scene

  • Freaky doll – adds to the suspense, that things are not quite right.
  • Shadows – goes into the unknown.
  • Dark lighting
  • Metal fan, light gleaming off of it. The sound of the fan sounds extremely creepy, like an electrical weapon in use.
  • Papers on the bed, seems innocent.
  • Flight details, just like someone is going on holiday.
  • Lightening looks like shadow of jail bars.
  • Touring France book, typical tourist
  • Typical bedroom setting more realistic.

 The phantom of the opera

Sound –

  •   High pitched
  •   Minor
  •   Synth
  •   Rain and a car
  •   Voices – children
  •    Train horn?
  •    Walking
  •    Dog barking
  •    Flying birds
  •    Auction voice
  •    Hammer auction
  •    Singing voices.

Camera shots –

  • Tracks into the title and a candle.
  • Tacks into a picture of a building and a date.
  •  Turns into an over view of the town.
  •  Shows a car pulling up. And the logo on the side.
  •  Medium close up of feet and a wheels of a wheel chair on a cobbled pavement.
  •  Shot of the wheelchair in use and a man getting into it.
  •  Close up of the moving wheels and feet.
  •   Then a show of the banner which sets the scene.
  •   Panning around the room, cobwebs and birds. Could tell that the place was grand, big stairs, the voice echos.
  •    Shows the stalls of a theatre and the balcony people would sitr on.
  •    Fancy old run down statues panning again.
  •    Medium close ups between man and woman.

Mise en Scene

  • Candle burning – perhaps represents life.
  • Black and white picture shows an old fashioned setting
  • Shows a shield logo of some sort, maybe the character has a high status in society
  • Old fashioned clothes.. shoes.
  • Broken looking building makes it feel like it has been abandoned, spooky setting to be.
  • Very echo like.
  • Birds flying around like it is their home, shows it’s abandoned.
  • Was a high status building, relates to the character having a high status. Balcones, like a theatre would have.
  • Wearing the fashion for that time, sets the scene.
  • Black and white shows sadness off the scene
  • Cobwebs show the oldness of the place. Also adds to setting the scene, makes it more realistic.
  • Grudge
  •  Low key
  •  High pitched
  • Wired voices
  • Whispering
  • Bang
  • High pitched singing notes
  • Running water
  • Birds
  • Creaking
  • Wind
  •  Talking, high pitched wind.
  •  Splat!

Camera shots –

  • Door slams close up of the key hole on the door
  • Written language is shown.
  • Talk about curses
  • When fading out key words stay red
  • Over view of a river and its surroundings. Overhead!
  • Medium shot of women in bed
  • Medium close up of the man on a balcony, can see the height
  • Watch the man fall. Adds shock to the scene.
  • Overhead shot of where he is falling, shows the height.
  • Swishes back round to the women’s facial expressions, medium shots.

Mise en Scene

  • Old fashioned door handle, with delicate art work
  • Modern day world, a working river with boats and people, cars.
  • Modern day city – realistic setting
  • Bedroom modern day innocent setting really realistic for the audience
  • Building work being done makes it seem like an everyday setting.
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