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The sequence I am analysing is the opening scenes set on Omaha Beach on D-day June 6th 1944 The sequence begins by the camera showing one of the soldiers eye full screen as if to make the viewer see through them This shot Then zooms out to become a mid-shot It then swaps to an overview of enrire troop carrier Immediately here the audience notices the lack of colour that has been adopted for this particular scene the effect of this is to make the audience aware of the mood of the soldiers in the boat This is most noticeable when hte camera is close up to the soldiers faces which almost look skeleton like In this scene we are also presented with the main character Tom Hanks who before the war was a school teacher at first the camera is focused only on his hands which are quivering this again shows us the fear in his mind and portrays the reality of the soldiers feelings As the door of the carrier drops the German bullets begin to fly In the first few seconds of the carnage the viewer is shown many soilders dying in a variety of different ways Spielberg uses viqorsus camera work to portary this and coupled with the sound track it proves a dramatic opening to the sequence The graphic slaugthering gives the film a dramatic sense of reality the men are not dting honourably but are crying for their mums or hiding from the bullets this shows the fact that the soldiers going to war were once childern and some of them still are as they are so young Spielberg did this to stir up the emotions of the audience by usng creative sound effects so the crys for help could be heard above the onslaught To show the real horross of war Spielberg used SFX to obtain some of the more damatic effects for example the blowing off of
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