Monday, 13 December 2010


Suspense is a feeling of excitement but also anxiety in waiting for a decision or something to happen, a uncertainty about the outcome of certain actions most often referred to audiences perceptions in a dramatic work.Suspense operates in many situations and forms one common one is  the use of suspense in films; an audience experiences suspense in a dramatic scene when they expect something bad to happen.

This clip is  from  the Shining  from 1980. There's a low angle over the shoulder shot of the boy riding around the corridor. The tracking reveals the mise en scene and the surrounding of the place. This creates tension of the strange atmosphere. The strings cause a screeching sound to create heavy edge to the scene; this makes the audience feel fear for the vulnerable child.

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