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bye bye berrymore

According to Bordwell and Thompson, a good film's narrational techniques are functional
in telling the story. The most prominent of these techniques are mise-en-scene and
cinematography. If used well they can constitute an aesthetically pleasing appeal, keeping the
audiences attention, and "sucking" them into the story. In certain types of films, like horror films,
for instance, the mise-en scene and cinematography can create suspense or surprise. Wes Craven
effectively uses these two techniques in his 1996 action suspense film, Scream. This thriller is
filled with many surprises and creates suspense throughout the film, keeping the audience on the
edge of their seats at all times. The opening scene sets the story and pace for the rest of the film.
Right off the bat Scream curtails elements of both mise-en scene and cinematic techniques.
Craven uses lighting, props/setting, framing as well as mobile framing to effectively convey the
narrative, meanwhile keeping the audience in suspense.
Lighting is one aspect of mise-en-scene that Craven uses to help create the mood of
Scream. Through manipulation, lighting makes an extremely distinct impact. In thefirst scene
alone, several different qualities, intensities, directions and sources of lighting are used to help
create the suspenseful mood in this film.
Throughout most of thefirst scene, soft lighting at low intensity is used. The dim house
makes for a simultaneously dark and intense atmosphere. This is because the audience cannot
depict every detail of the characters nor the objects presented in the shots, which in turn creates
suspense. On the other hand, when both of the bodies are revealed to the audience after being
mutilated, hard lighting is present to bring out the details in the horrific murders.
Intense side lighting is used to further accentuate the features after Drew Berrymore's
character, Casey, is murder…

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