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Kai-Ting Chan

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  1. The opening does give audience the feeling of watching a documentary. With the landscape, the workers waiting at the border, the scene is truly realistic. However, I do think that the way of which the scene is photographed is highly subjective. Following the diagonal lines on the landscape, the wires at the border, to the direction signs, all of these lines crisscross together and form a forbidden feeling. Moreover, they underscore the dark tone of this movie.
  2. Yes! The shadows are notable parts in this clip from "The Killers". Last week, I watched "Ministry of Fear", and I found some similarities between the two movies. One of them is the usage of moving shadows. The movements of the clock in the beginning of 'Ministry of Fear" and the shadow of Swede's friend running to warn him, all give me feelings of loneliness and doom. And I think that is exactly what these filmmakers want to give us.
  3. Haven't watch this movie... but there are definitely some similarities between "M" and "Ministry of Fear". Both start with very pattern movements and sounds. The child's singing in "M" and the ticking of the clock in "Ministry of Fear", all create a sense of creepiness and give the audience a feeling of something horrible is approaching. Very great preparation scenes, they immediately catch the audience's attention. Love "M", and I need to try out "Ministry of Fear"!
  4. I think the main reason that makes "Murder, My Sweet" not just a detective story, but a "film noir" type of detective story, is that the portrayal of the detective is very much flesh and blood. Unlike conventional detectives, who are often serious and solely just-seekers, our protagonist in this film walks alone the line and would try anything to reveal the truth. He is a rebel, and his own desires and emotions draw him in dangerous states. He is not an outsider anymore, but a central character in the murder mystery.
  5. The opening of 'Laura' is fascinating. Usually, the narrator seems to be given the upper hand (he/she knows it all, and observes very clearly), but in this opening, the detective actually outwits him in some parts of their conversation. It immediately establishes an invisible competition between the two. Also, the use of narrative to introduce the detective character makes him more mysterious, because he is seen from the view of another unreliable character.
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