Do The Right Thing

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The first scene begins with a close up shot of Senor Love Daddy's mouth, the

top of a microphone, and an alarm clock. The alarm clock, being used as a prop, is

making a very loud, annoying, ringing sound. This is done in order to get the

viewers attention to the problem of racism. After the ringing stops, we start

reframing in, and zooming out slowly, seeing more of Senor Love Daddy and the

microphone. There is hard lighting present in the scene. The entire shot has a

reddish color to it. A slow zoom and the reddish color are used to show the viewer

how hot the setting of the movie is. The color also reflects tension, conflict, anger,

and frustration, things that are not being expressed in the film yet. As we are

zooming out, Senor Love Daddy says "Wake up, wake up, wake up…" This part of

the scene is also is intended to get the viewers attention to the problem of racism.

The foreground and some of the middle ground are in shallow focus. This is a get in

your face type of shot, letting the viewer know that this movie will be in your face

for the next two hours and that the viewer better pay attention to the problem at

hand: racism. This shot is solely for the viewers, to get their attention. We stop

zooming out once we see the whole microphone. At that point, we start tracking out

and the camera starts moving slowly up, via a crane. We now see the reflection of

the street outside Senor Love Daddy's workplace, on the glass window Senor Love

Daddy is facing. We also see hats of many different cultures sitting Senor Love

Daddy's desk. This shows that he respects many different cultures and shows he is

a very open person. Also Senor Love Daddy's workplace is street level. He talks to

all the characters in the movie like Mookie, Radio Raheem, and the people playing

outside with the fire hydrant. This shows he is willing to communicate with the

neighborhood and also show once again that he is a very open person. He is always

looking outside the window at the community. Senor Love Daddy is not hiding from

anybody. He is the voice of the neighborhood. The camera continues moving up on

a crane until it is at an high angle, and we start panning to the left.
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