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Assignment Analyze Clip of Shallow Grave Author Theresa M Trombino Length Two pages As an otherwise uneducated viewer this clip makes me think that the director desires for the audience to know that this film is going to be something out of the ordinary From the beginning credits which slide from right to left to the strange and obscure camera angles used throughout the opening scene you can tell the director wants the audience to feel like they are being thrown into the mind of the apparently drug-induced main character The smooth line of introductory credits which flows effortlessly across the screen shows a heightened sense of peculiarity Most directors of films in this genre focus on more film format than the creativity of their own minds This director is trying to express his creativity by being unlike the rest of his peers The face-paced introduction from the city streets to the quaintly contemptuous otherwise strangely sarcastic doormat which reads NOT TODAY THANK YOU gives you a feel for what exactly the director is trying to say In my opinion he wants you to know what kind of mind hes getting you into In other words that all of this opening substance isnt really as important as the main storyline which involves trusting your friends and keeping an open mind A point which he is swiftly getting to From watching this opening clip I feel semi-compelled to rent the movie seeing as how the director wants the audience to be inside the main characters mind similar to the movie Fight Club which I loved Although on the other hand I feel that it might be a waste of my time to watch a movie which reminds me much of a Pink Floyd video not that Pink Floyd is bad but I just have a problem with rock stars who bring shame on rock music by using drugs and drinking uncontrollably The reason
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