Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Jackie Brown analysis

Made in 1997 by Quentin Tarentino , Jackie Brown instantly became recognisable due to its challenging of stereotype created by the main character, Jackie Brown.The title opening starts of with a tracking shot of Jackie , whilst she's on a people mover in an airport .The people mover makes Jackie appear to be gliding , this portrays to the audience a feeling of elegance towards Jackie ,Which couldn't be a more different word to describe her , as she is the deveiant woman of the film.Tarentino has done this for an irony effect.





The next shot shows Jackie walking through the airport.It's a slight low angle shot to show her power and domenance.Jackie is walking with her head held high and striding faster than the general public.This shows her independance and confidence which also challenges the stereotypical view of women in films at the time.Her quickness also portrays she's ahead of everyone in the scene and ahead of her time,which represents the films challenging of stereotypes.
The soudtrack of the film is called 'Across 110th street'.The song refrences life on the streets, which demonstrate  elments such as pimps and drug pushers, this forshadows and gives a subtle clue to what the film is about just in the opening scene.

1 comment:

  1. This is a nice short discussion of the scene. You focus on specific details well, reading their meanings and effects clearly.

    This is the strongest section as it combines terms and close analysis with reflections on genre conventions and representational stereotypes: "It's a slight low angle shot to show her power and domenance.Jackie is walking with her head held high and striding faster than the general public.This shows her independance and confidence which also challenges the stereotypical view of women in films at the time."

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