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Analysis of The Notebook Movie Clip
Lindsey Scott
ENG225
Allison Sansbury
November 18, 2012

Analysis of The Notebook Movie Clip
There are many people involved in making a movie possible. When everything is put together it seems as though it was just one simple camera shot. But looking closer and at a short clip of a movie shows a little light on how much was actually done to make it realistic. The first thing people notice and pay attention to are the actors. But who tells the actors where to stand, what to say, and what emotions to portray? Who adds that little bit of background music to bring out the anger, sadness, or love in a scene? When going through the “outtakes” of a movie it shows that there is someone responsible for putting just the right shots in the right place. There is more to a movie than just the actors and someone yelling “cut”. Watching a clip of the movie trailer for The Notebook brings all of these things to light.
In the movie The Notebook the director is Nick Cassavetes. His role is to translate the screenwriter’s story so that the actors and crew can successfully play it out. It’s up to the director to turn the elements into film with words, images, and sound. This brings together an entertaining movie. Nick was able to take Nicholas Sparks book and bring the characters, emotions, and story to life. The way be brought together Nicholas Sparks’ vision and his own created an amazing movie.
The production designer Sarah E. Knowles, was responsible for the overall look of a project. “They direct the art department and set builders to turn their imagination into reality.” (http://filmtvcareers.about.com/od/basics/p/CP_ProdDesigner.htm). In this clip the characters are outside a beautiful house. This setting is simply and an area that everyone can relate to. By not having them in some farfetched place Sarah kept the realistic feel to the couples argument.
Art director Scott T. Ritenour over seed the artistic design of advertisements



References: Art Director Job Description, Career as an Art Director, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job -StateUniversity.com http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/115/Art-Director.html#ixzz2CKahNlDp The Notebook Movie Clip – The Breakup. (2004). http://movieclips.com/5Zjx-the-notebook-movie-the-breakup/

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