We see how minorities can be discriminated against or stereotyped by just a few words that are exchanged. We as people have the opportunity to change, even those who seem helpless such as Derek Vinyard or the police officer. It also goes to show that we should be more conscious as to what we say to others even if it is harmless because it adds to the racism that goes on and it needs to come to an
As the main character walks around urban areas, there are multiple displays that are highly reminiscent of modern racial inequities. On one occasion, a quarrian, stereotyped as a beggar and thief, is falsely accused of theft, and arrested for it. On another, a minority race is detained and called slurs for lacking appropriate paperwork. Also shown is a privileged asari doubting the wholesome intent of a krogan for romance on the grounds that krogan are brutish and incapable of affection. When the player recognizes events such as these, it is possible to intervene and decry the racist
the relation of what is filmed and what truly is real. In an inspection of The Thin
Most of the film was shot with 50mm lenses on 35 mm cameras. This technique carefully lets the audience see the film as though watching a ‘live scene’. This has the effect of drawing the audience closer into the action.
To begin, he uses an array of colors that allows each color in the sky to blend and transition harmoniously. Church also uses primary and secondary colors within the sky that consists of teal-green, reds, and bright yellow next to each other. This creates a contrast between the darker red shades in the cloud and the lighter shades of bright yellow in the sun. Besides the different shades that are being used, Church uses both neutral values and saturation. The neutral scheme can be seen in the black and gray-brown values of the trees and shadows in the bottom part of the painting. This, in comparison to the high saturation levels of the colors in the sky create a contrast. The colors in the sky are in their purest hue which means they are bright, and this being next to the dull and dark colored mountains and trees creates a contrast and more of an emphasis on the brightly colored sky. Those different colors also fall under complementary and analogous colors. The red cloud complement the blue-green colors of the sky they are in. There is also a heavy use of reds, oranges and yellows, all falling next to each other on the color wheel shows Church’s use of analogous
One of the biggest issues depicted in the film is the struggle of minority groups and their experience concerning racial prejudice and stereotyping in America. Examples of racism and prejudice are present from the very beginning of the movie when Officer Ryan pulls over black couple, Cameron and Christine for no apparent reason other than the color of their skin. Officer Ryan forces the couple to get out of the car
From the start of the film it is apparent what time frame it is taking place in and the differences in the social stratification through the lack of colors. One of the most obvious portrayals of the bleakness and desperation of the era is the overall faded and washed-out look of the whole film, due to manipulation of the film saturation; the heaviness of it almost cries out to the audience. Though the film was shot during the summer, cinematographer Roger Deakins and Cinesite colorist Julias Friede were able to use digital technology to change the appearance of the colors. “Together, they worked on manipulating the [digital] saturation of the images, and in particular selecting the greens of the trees and grass and turning them into dry browns and yellows” (Escaping, 2). These dry brown and yellows enhance the audience’s impression of the desperation of the characters and the time period.
A sidewalk with trash aligned to it can be seen. The whole neighborhood is lit up, and the morning sun rise can be seen from the background. A lady wearing ragged clothing is carrying a baby and has her backpack on. A tracking shot of the lady continues from behind, she’s struts down the sidewalk until she reaches a door with yellow and blue letters “Daycare.” She rings the doorbell “It’s Maria.” A sound of a click and a door opens. The lady enters into a room filled with baby cribs and toys of stars and rockets attached to the sealing. One crib is three-point lighted. A close up of the baby’s sleeping face is shown in the mother’s arms and the camera zooms out a little. Both the mom’s face with eye bags and baby’s sleeping face is visible. The mom gently places the baby into the crib and says “sleep well.” A low angle camera shot from the baby’s crib shows the mother leaving, and closing the door. The baby starts to cry, and the mother opens the door, and from a POV of the baby the mother’s face is completely visible again. The camera cuts to a mid-angle medium shot and the mother begins to sing a melodic
The scene starts with a medium close-up of Richie, who is positioned in the center of the fame and looks directly into the camera –which also doubles as the bathroom window- while wearing his signature headband and sunglasses. The medium close-up leads the viewer to focus on Richie’s face during the actions that are to fallow, but it also allows for a sense of place to be established. The scene starts off poorly lit and with a s...
But, still every morning we see or hear to some news saying that a black is killed or a white shot a brown man and said that ‘get out of my country’. These lines then really hurts, but, what we do, when we hear this; nothing. We can only debate or think but are unable to bring a big change. Similarly, an effort done by Jordan Peele is appreciable. He made a really good movie named as “Get Out” which revolves around experiences faced by black people. Following thesis will throw light on some of the aspects seen in the movie “Get Out”.
The movies In Bruges and The Station Agent share a technique utilized by many other films known as a medium close-up. The textbook, Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film, defines a medium close-up as a shot that, “shows a character from approximately the middle of the chest to the top of the head.” This type of shot can often give the audience more information about a character than a traditional close-up shot. The observer is able to see the actor’s posture along with his or her facial expressions. The shot gives the viewer more context within the scene, and it can deepen his or her relationship with the character. Although a cinematographer can use a medium close-up shot for any number of reasons, I believe the two scenes from The Station Agent and In Bruges use this shot to develop their characters.
Bordwell and Thompson (2008) believe that cinematography is how a shot is filmed. In the selected scene, there are many close-ups on Morpheus’s face and Neo’s face. A close-up means the focus is on their expressions (Lacey, 1988). This suggests that Morpheus and Neo are important characters in the film, which is why so much attention is being given to their expressions, and how they feel. There is a long shot near the beginning, and is used to set the scene (Lacey, 1988). This gives viewers an awareness of the setting. There are extreme close-ups, which are used when showing Morpheus’s hands, and his eyes. Bordwell and Thompson (2008) believe an extreme close-up magnifies and isolates an object. Morpheus has a pill in each of his hands, and an extreme close-up emphasizes that these pills are an important part of the story. In the third extreme close-up of Morp...