Mean Creek

Topics: Guilt, Feeling, Film Pages: 2 (906 words) Published: August 13, 2014
Film Report 'Mean Creek'

In the film 'mean creek' directed by Jacob Aaron Estes. we see a group of teenagers who try to play a trick on the bully in the movie, but it goes horribly wrong. A main idea in the film is the way the relationships change between everybody from the start to the end of the movie. The director uses 4 aspects, sound, lighting, camera shots and dialogue, to communicate the theme of change in friend/relationships.

The director uses camera shot, lighting and sound in the scene where they are all sitting on the river bank after they play truth and dare and George gets pushed overboard by Rocky because he wouldn't shut up about Marty's father, but then George freaks out and drowns to death. we see a long shot of them all sitting away from eachother.The director uses positioning to show the feeling of isolation. The director uses this aspect to communicate the beginning of separation between there friendships. They all feel guilty because they had decided not to play the trick on George anymore, because they started to feel sorry for him, but Marty choose otherwise. The director uses the lighting of a blue filter across the screen to show that this a sad moment and everything has been completely messed up. The sounds of Violins and soft music in the background gives us that felling that everything is changing for the worst and that their relationships will probably never be the same again. Also the aspect of lighting and sound links into the theme of separation and contributes to the mood because up to this point there group was always collective, but are now separate. Now they all have different decisions on what happens to George.Some want to bury him and the others want to confess and go to the police so they don’t look guilty. After George dies it goes all silent and that's when it starts to get darker.

The director uses dialogue and close ups in the scene where Millie runs off and Sam follows her. We hear the dialogue between...
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