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  1. 1. {{ Scene analysisScene analysis By Corey GoldsburyBy Corey Goldsbury
  2. 2. Grown upsGrown ups
  3. 3. NarrativeNarrative The death of their childhood basketball coach leads to a reunion for some old friends (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock), who gather at the site of a championship celebration years earlier. Picking up where they left off, the buddies -- with wives and children in tow -- discover why age does not, necessarily, equal maturity.
  4. 4. Mise en sceneMise en scene The first scene shown is a flashback of a school basketball final portraying all of the characters as kids and giving you a rough idea of the characters personality. This also allows you to picture what they are going to be like in the future, the first scene of the grown ups as kids gives the representation that they haven't changed and they still act like kids which helps to bring across the comedy genre. Furthermore, the director has arranged the positions of the kids to show there role in the group for example the two people on the end are shown to be slightly different and outcast from the group as them being on the end implies that they are different. Also the main character is holding the ball which subtly infers importance in the character as he stands out from all the other team members. Finally the backdrop is dirty which suggests that they grew up in a rough working class environment showing an element of normality.
  5. 5. Shot typesShot types Denis dugan uses mid shots throughout the first scene to show each character and their role in the team. This helps to give you an idea of each character and their characteristics for example in the middle image it shows Kevin pulling a face which could imply that he is a joker and in the bottom picture it portrays Chris as being clumsy and not as professional as the other members which could suggest that he is a clumsy out of touch person.
  6. 6. Happy gilmoreHappy gilmore
  7. 7. narrativenarrative All Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) has ever wanted is to be a professional hockey player. But he soon discovers he may actually have a talent for playing an entirely different sport: golf. When his grandmother (Frances Bay) learns she is about to lose her home, Happy joins a golf tournament to try and win enough money to buy it for her. With his powerful driving skills and foulmouthed attitude, Happy becomes an unlikely golf hero -- much to the chagrin of the well-mannered golf professionals.
  8. 8. Mise en sceneMise en scene The first scene shows flashbacks of the protagonists past with his dad, in the background there is a very nice house and garden which could suggest that his family was quite financially stable. The protagonist is also playing hockey in the street which further connotes that it is a friendly, safe neighbourhood. Both characters are dressed fairly casually and look fairly working class, furthermore they are using there own materials to create substitutes for expensive gear which further connotes that they are working class.
  9. 9. Camera anglesCamera angles Denis Dugan tends to use a lot of mid shots in the opening scene, this helps the protagonists actions be shown along with his a dad another significant character. Denis Dugan uses long shots to establish the characters and scene. He uses a high angle to make the characters seem down to earth and normal.
  10. 10. lightinglighting The lighting in the opening scenes is faded and rustic which creates an old fashioned effect helping to emphasise the flash back.
  11. 11. Mall copMall cop
  12. 12. NarrativeNarrative A single suburban father (Kevin James) works at a mall as a security guard to make ends meet, and he takes his job very seriously, even though most of his colleagues and customers don't. As the holidays approach, Paul gets his moment to shine when Santa's little helpers shut down the mall down and take hostages, including his daughter and girlfriend. He realizes no one knows the place better than he does, and he mounts his trusty steed, a Segway, and goes to the rescue.
  13. 13. Mise en sceneMise en scene Steve car starts the film with a panning shot of the a sign reading new jersey state police training facility, this implies that the police could play a significant role in this film, Steve car tends to use significant images or clips at the start of all of his films to give a rough idea of what to expect from this film. The sign is also dirty and ill maintained which could suggest that Paul blart (main character) had a rough upbringing and suggests that he is working class. Steve car also likes to start his films with flashbacks which is apparent to this film as immediately after the initial scene with the sign in it pans over to an obstacle course he took in the past as you later find out, this again gives a representation of the character as in the film grown ups, also he is pictured alone in all of the opening which could suggest that he is very alone and doesnt have many friends. Also he is pictured in the first scene messing up which could imply that he is clumsy and unorganised, in the back of this shot there is a very shabby looking building which could further imply that he is working class and could suggest he grew up in a rough environment
  14. 14. shot typesshot types Steve car uses an establishing shot at the start of the scene to make the viewer aware of the scenery and to foreshadow the obstacle course that Paul will be doing, this helps the reader to build up a picture of the intensity of the training. He also uses a close up to show the sternness of the drill sergeant directing the training. This builds up a picture of the obstacles Paul will have to face. He also uses mid shots to show Paul as an oddball compared to the other trainees, this helps to give the viewer an idea of Paul being the odd one out and creates an element of comedy.
  15. 15. LightingLighting They chose to film the opening in the day, this creates a happy and relaxed atmosphere with the use of natural lighting, this reflects the mood of the characters as they all seem to calm like the weather.
  16. 16. Daddy daycareDaddy daycare
  17. 17. narrativenarrative While his wife, Kim (Regina King), brings home the bacon, unemployed Charlie (Eddie Murphy) spends his days caring for the couple's young son. With help from a friend, Phil (Jeff Garlin), Charlie decides to start a day care center. Enrollment quickly surges, and, as they add another employee, goofy Marvin (Steve Zahn), Charlie finds himself dealing with endless red tape. Will he be able to keep the business afloat, or will parents defect to Mrs. Harridan's (Anjelica Huston) day care center?
  18. 18. Mise en sceneMise en scene The first scene you see is of a childs bedroom, this is a significant image to start off the film and gives the viewer an idea as to what the film is about in this case children. The bedroom appears quite large which could suggest that the family is quite wealthy. The prominent image of children could suggest that the characters tend to be childish and could also imply the film is family orientated.
  19. 19. Shot typesShot types Steve Car uses an establishing shot of a childs bedroom at the start of the film opening, this could enforce the key theme of children, the scene of the child waking up creates a relaxed and happy atmosphere which could also be hinting at another key theme. Steve Car also uses a close up/match action shot of the childs feet, he does this to show key stages in the childs morning routine and brings a sense of order and uniformity to the opening. Steve car continues to use close ups in the opening to show the relaxed and calm expressions of the child which helps to enforce the calm day to day atmosphere and further hint at the key theme of relaxation.
  20. 20. LightingLighting Steve Car has chosen to use a combination of synthetic bedroom light and natural from the sun, in doing this Steve Car helps to create a sense of realism whilst maintaining a bright and happy mood through the way the light fills the room. This helps the viewer to infer that there is a calm and relaxed atmosphere.