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Mississippi Burning is a film about racism and prejudice expressed towards colored people in the southern United States This movie is centered around two FBI agents going to Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of three college protesters fighting for the rights of African Americans This movie is visually astonishing by the director making specific choices in the film so it is further effective for the audience In the film Mississippi Burning the music lighting and camera movement contribute to the theme and mood of the picture In this film music is used to intensify the general effect of the movies atmosphere For instance at the beginning of the picture the audience heard very soothing yet sad gospel music Demonstrating the enormous amounts of pain and sorrow black people must feel and yet still have such a strong faith is admirable The music in contrast with a house burning down added an eerie effect to the scene by making the audience empathize with their situation Similarly when the Ku Klux Klan gathers outside the church and begins a massive fight with the entire congregation the viewers hear no cries of pain but yet again gospel music plays Watching this is very painful especially observing the blood shed and the members of the Ku Klux Klan beating on the colored people as if they are of lesser value In conclusion when a black farther is hung we once again hear beautiful gospel music When hearing this music you can not help but feel sorry for the father as his only crime is being born a Negro Furthermore the hate the members display toward the black race is for no other reason that they non white The music is used very well in this movie to obtain a sense of pity for the hate expressed against black people yet the lighting is also used extremely well In Mississippi Burning the
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