Monday, 18 January 2010

the human factor

I have decided to analyse the opening scene to ‘ Human factor ‘ which was made by Saul Bass. The background colour is a deep red the whole way through which usually gives the impression of danger and violence. The first object you see is a phone which is first unidentified until zoomed out which gives suspense. The phone is hanging off the hook which is unusual and this makes the spectator wonder what’s going on and causes suspense, and the red background contributes to this. Towards the end of the sequence the other end of the phone is shown off the hook and this also adds to suspense as it feels like there is more danger.
The music is quite joyful which doesn’t follow the typical convention of thrillers, although the red background and phone hanging off the hook gives the sequence enough of a thriller feel.

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