Thursday, 6 January 2011

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Screen shot from film.

“He loves me, he loves me not” is a romantic thriller. The opening scene has many aspects that are used to suggest the film is a romantic thriller. The Mise-en-scene, such as clothing, objects in the shop, the bike and the flower shop are all red, which could be an implication of being a romance film. It could also be implying the film to involve violence or conflict as red can be associated with both violence and love. The editing, such as the increase of brightness to change from one scene to another, suggests the protagonist’s cheerful outlook on life and perhaps also her vulnerability. The music used has a cheery tone which also conveys the protagonist’s outlook on life and again perhaps suggesting her vulnerability. The camera is usually in close-up which implies that the film concentrates on emotions and could have conflict such as love triangles. Suspense is not distinctly shown in the scene but suspense could be created due to the lack of suspense, almost like a false sense of security.

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