Through the masking of narrative, secret window exposes order and chaos. The use of mise en scene throughout the first scene of ‘Secret Window’ reveals a lot about the main character’s profession and life style. One is brought into the opening scene to learn that he is a writer/author depicted through the busy desk filled with a laptop and other books/journals around it. Secondly, we find the character placed and lying on a sofa instead of a bed which could possibly relate to his current state of mind which may have been affected by previously seeing a woman in bed with another man. The main use of mise en scene used in the opening few minutes of ‘Secret Window’ is when a stranger is seen at the door of the main character’s house. The stranger is wearing a black top hot which suggests that he may bring danger or harm that comes from his mind. By the use of the man wearing a black hat which dominates the majority of his head, it also applies the belief that ‘Secret Window’ is a psychological thriller. Throughout the film, one is under an illusion for the better part of it. Most of what someone hears and sees is through t...
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...ummer murders often use red herrings in a way that makes the audience believe that one character is the murderer, but in actual fact, later on in the program the audience discover that it is actually someone else who was less expected that was the murderer. It is a very effective way to end a film/TV program as it makes the audience think and possibly leaves them in awe.
Hide and seek. Dir. John Polson. Perf. Robery DiNero, Dakota Fanning. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2005. Laser Disc.
Secret Window. Dir. David Koepp. Perf. Johnny Depp, John Turturro. Colombia Tristar Home VideÌo, 2004. DVD.
The number 23. Dir. Joel Schumacher. Perf. Jim Carrey. Paradiso Home Entertainment, 2007. DVD.
The uninvited. Dir. Charles Guard. Perf. Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks. Paramount Home Entertainment, 2009. DVD.
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