Saturday, 22 January 2011

'KILLERS' - SUSPENSE ANALYSIS

'Killers' is a 2010 American comedy film starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher, which centers on a young woman who meets a guy who turns out to be a CIA assassin.

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This is a clip from the film 'Killers', building a strong vibe of suspense through a range of camera angles, shots and sound. First of all, the use of a long shot at 0.12 seconds works well since it seems like someone is watching the couple at the table. Subsequently, the fade into an overshoulder shot creates a powerful sense of awkwardness for the male role, as it feels like the audience are observing him. His facial expressions and eye contact clearly shows he is nervous. Furthremore, the close up of the book on the bench at 0.47 seconds makes it look sacred. And the fact that he picks up the book, walks off and the scene changes to a completely different location indicates that the book is of some significance.

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