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Analysis Of Opening Scenes Of Film Version Of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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Analysis of Opening Scenes of Film Version of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

I am going to be analyzing about the first ten minutes of the film to
kill a mockingbird and I will also be analyzing about the opening
credits. This story is about the situation in America Macomb in the
early 1900s were there are racial segregations among the black and
white people with some innocent victims trying to stop racism. This
film was made in 1962 in America and it was directed by Robert
Mulligan. This film was from the book, “To kill a mockingbird”, and
the book was written by Harper Lee. It was set a long time ago at
around 1961, and this also show by the ...view middle of the document...

In the beginning of the film the girl tears paper through the drawing
of the bird and dramatically showing the separation of two sides and I
think this was the separation between the black and white people
through racism. It also resembles the tearing apart of innocence of
the town and children memories.

The setting of the film is rational but the town looks like poor and
yet charming in which people extend general attitude to one another.
The film was set in black and white which shows that the film was done
a long time ago so that it can have historical effects and to show
racism between the people in the film in a historical and academic
context.

The characters in the film are dressed in an old fashioned style but
the way Atticus was dressed showed that he is a person who is wealthy
and not like all the other people in the community. He was also
dressed in a dignified way. Atticus is a lawyer and that’s why he was
dressed in a good way unlike the other people like Tom Robinson who
was dressed in ordinary clothes because of his job and wealth.

In the film, the camera shots also resemble ideas like when the film
started the camera used an establishing shot and this is when the
postman was in the film and they used the establishing shot so that we
can see the back ground. When Atticus and Scout are shown a close up
shot was used and it...

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