Monday, 18 November 2013
The Departed : Intro
The intro starts off by telling the audience where the film is based " Boston ". This then makes the viewer think about things that relate to Boston in their mind, which would be things like violence , crime and in some cases poverty.
Then is goes into some older looking scenes of fighting between normal looking people , the older film likes to the earlier caption because it say about Boston which is accocated with crime and also by saying some years ago make the viewer think that it mights have changed by now.
In terms of mis-en-scene we then have large amounts of police shows in riot helmets. This would indicate to the person watching that is is a place that has high crime and is also very violent and needs to take to take actions like bringing in rio police to be able to keep control in the area.
We then have a silhouette of a man who ends up being of on the main and most influential characters in the whole film. The silhouette makes the viewer feel as if the person being shown is mysterious and could be a bit dodgy also we make the audience question what the viewers intentions are. He slowly strolls across the room like he has control and nothing is going to affect him this is also a aspect of mis-en-scene.
We then have the same man from the silhouette come into a shop and pick up a large sum of money from behind the desk , this makes the viewer think that he has either control in just that shop or could possible be in the whole area again this is all to do with mis-en-scene. He then delivers a strong message as if to say to the shop owner not to go against him again or there will be problems. In this scene you also get a idea for what this man actually looks like. The man also pays for a young boys food with is an immediate contrast to what you would have thought he was , this makes the viewer feel that he does have a heart and would actually help out the younger generation of the community. Finally he finishes it off by giving the boy his change , this makes the viewer think that he is rich and does not need money.
This is then the end of the intro after this scene.