Understanding Film & TV
Reaction Paper 2
For my second reaction paper, I am choosing to write about the movie Collision. This is an extraordinary film; I enjoyed it a lot, even though I have not seen it all I plan to. It definitely sparked my interest. I think having grown up as a catholic and going through catholic schooling that has some impact on why I am so interested in this particular film. Not only did it draw my attention because of the topic, rather because of how it was being shown. I was drawn in by the sounds and music that was playing, the camera angles, the difference from color to black and white when intensity was picking up as well as the topic being discussed. I am only going to talk about a couple of those reasons mentioned above but to me they are some of the most important parts in making this film so intriguing.
First thing I noticed was the sound, or music that played. The film uses music and sounds that are very influential and help build the mood for what is happening or about to happen. It occurred right away as soon as the movie started, there was a sound that not only caught your attention but the audience knew something important was happening, or about to happen. They use quite a bit of commentative sound, which is usually the music that sets the ambiance of the scene. The audience knows its not actually playing as the characters are talking or walking across the screen but it helps build emotion and intensity. I really enjoy this part of the film making because it adds so much to the film. Such as when they are walking across the street to meet each other to debate against their views the music playing is almost a rap beat, its very upbeat and intense signaling that this is building to the main event or importance in the movie.
Another element in this film is the various camera angles and lighting portrayed throughout. These effects help build intensity and also have a relaxed feel depending...
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