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Scene Analysis-Cosi Cosi written by Louis Nowra and directed by Mark Joffe is a film composed of theatre madness fidelity sanity and life This essay will analyse tension and movement in a particular scene in this film The scene is set in Lucys house and includes four characters Lucy Lewis Doug and Nick Lewis is a uni-drop-out who at the beginning of the film takes a last-ditch job in a mental asylum working with inquisitive patients in dramatic arts After being fired by the asylum management he continues to work with the patients in secret Lewis cast for the Italian opera Cosi Fan Tutte is composed of nymphomaniacs pyromaniacs and others who are suffering from compulsive obsessive disorders Lucy a practical and assertive solicitor is Lewiss girlfriend Nick is a smarmy but cowardly struggling actordirector and is Lewiss friend He lives with Lucy and Lewis Doug is an intimidating loud and manipulative escaped pyromaniac from the asylum He is eager to regain his lost role in the play and in his search of Lewis ends up at Lewis and Lucys home The tension of the situation and characters enhanced the overall effect of the scene A woman home alone and naked in the bath is a sure sign of the inevitable lying ahead When the lights go out the viewer can only guess that Lucys life is in danger Lucys tension of task is created by needing to discover who or what is in her house and why This is also combined with tension of mystery Lucys life and what lies before her are beyond her control To enhance the tension of mystery music and sound effects were effectively utilised along with high-pitched strings with an increase in tempo Tension of relationship between Lewis and Lucy was portrayed in this scene and relied on conflict as communication This was evident as both Lewis and Lucy did not
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