Monday, 14 October 2013

Sin city

Sin city

Sin city is a very stereotypical film for its film noir, femme fatal and comic book conventions. At the beginning it opens in black and white as it is shown to be a very old film but it has been made in the present day. Sin city uses a lot of diegetic sound as that is a part of the comic book conventions however they are highly exaggerated. In the beginning scene it begins to rain which shows pathetic falasy which creates emotion through the film and affects the audience. It uses a lot of comic book conventions such as making it look inky in the scenes  which doesn't make it look very realistic also they highlight the woman's eyes by making them green this can show jealousy and mistrust. They also highlight the woman's dress by making it red this can show passion and strength.
Film noir is used very typically as through out the film it is in black and white, also it uses a voice over  which helps to tell the characters state of mind.
Throughout the film venishan blinds are used which is very stereotypical convention of the genre for the 40's it also makes it seem very mysterious and old fashioned. The representation of women in this film is thought about very negatively, they are represented in a way that they are sex objects and stand around half naked a lot of the time. This backs up mulveys theory of the male gaze very accurately as the men are always looking to the women and controlling them a lot of the time. Using propps theory it is very clear that 'Heartigan' is the hero in this and he is try to protect and look after the princess which is 'Nancy'.
They use a lot of technical aspects such as diegetic sounds to make sounds like a comic book, such as 'whooshing sounds'. They also use very different camera angles such as a high angle shot to over power people and make them seem insignificant.

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