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1Sequence’s Shot Analysis: The Context of the Movie “Drive”For a neo-noir crime thriller film like “Drive,” the infusion of an effective script andcinematography is a requirement of paramount importance. The shots in the concernedsequence of five scenes refer to the immaculate utilization of cinematography both from thetheoretical and practical perspectives.In respect of the use of camera in the scenes under analysis, it must be taken intoaccount that the incorporation of the quadrants for developing a tightly composed sequencehas been masterly done, and this has rendered the movie with dauntless efficacy (Marine,2015). In the first shot the use of medium close up and a straight on angle is observable withthe inclusion of soft lighting from the right hand side, which, despite being artificial, fitsnaturally to the scene, enhancing the quality of the deep focus continuing momentarily.Moreover, quite interestingly, in a shot-reverse shot sequence, the first shot deserves specialmention due to its mise-en-scene in which the body language of the actor embodies thereality of the situation. Furthermore, in the second shot, which should also be considered asan eye level-angled medium close up shot; the deep focus continues for about four secondsand in terms of the mise-en-scene the smile of the protagonist amplifies the objective of theshot, paving the way for the audience to delve into the psychological aspects of an individualwho has committed a crime. Also, in the second shot too, the use of artificial soft lightingsynchronises perfectly with the mood of the scene.In the third shot an exuberant mixture of medium long shot and low angle can bewitnessed. The use of soft, diffused light from the front and the deep focus eventuallyembodies a sort of premonition which is accompanied by a perfect mise-en-scene constitutedof a casual attitude of the protagonist. A smile on the protagonist’s face and his casualgestures is effectively highlighted by the lighting used. Besides, in the fourth shot a medium
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