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Dog Soldiers Essay

  • Submitted by: evo180
  • on February 24, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 758 words

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Opening sequence of ‘Dog Soldiers’                

The sequence begins with a couple camping in the Scottish Highlands. The woman gives the man a silver letter opener as a present, soon after they are attacked in their tent. Meanwhile, Private Cooper is seen running through a forest in North Wales. He attacks his pursuers, but is overwhelmed and wrestled to the ground. It turns out Cooper was trying to join the Special Forces, but fails when he refuses to shoot a dog. Captain Richard Ryan returns him to unit.

This sequence opens with a slow left to right pan; this pan is part of the transition fade from the previous scene, this sets a calm and positive mood. The shot reveals an extreme close up of the man and woman kissing, because this is in the horror genre this has codes of when love is being presented the couples always die first, this could slightly change the audiences mood and realize there could be immanent danger. The shot could also represent the confined space in which they are in for shadowing no escape, this also likes in with the horror genre. The shot then carries on in a slow left to right pan following the mans hand, exploring the man intimacy, the scene is still quite calm and harmless, it then cuts to a low close up of their faces and body language. This changes quite soon as the creepy constant sound of the tent zip is moving. Their body language has completely moved now from relaxed to immediate concern mirroring the audiences felling for them. Tension is building as the camera zooms in towards the couple and the sound of the zip getting louder. Then there is a fast cut to the zip, in a medium closes up with a fast zoom until it is an extreme close up, in the touch light, this is to focus all attention on the slow moving zip. The tension is still climbing as the camera carries on zooming right onto the girl signifying her a an important subject then another cut to en extreme close up of the zip still moving. The shots have reduced...

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