Pretty in pink analysis
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pretty in pink analysis
At the beginning of the scene the sound effect of crickets is put into this scene,this makes the scene more romantic. The crickets emphasise the fact that it’s nighttime and make the scene easier to watch.It’s a dark romantic scene that suggests something between the two characters isgoing to happen. The lighting on the house is suggesting that’s the destination ofone of the characters.A master shot is used to scene it informs the audience where it is set
The dialogue between the two characters is very soft, thisshows that they are trying to lure each other in. it is clearthat they both have feelings for each other. Andie is wearingvery light make-up or no make-up this suggests innocenceor a childlike nature. The clothing she is wearing is a newgrey shirt, and a coat. Through this you can tell that shehas made the effort to dress for this occasion. Her dressstyle is classy and natural this suggests that she is a higherclass. She also wears pearls this also suggests that is froma higher class. She wears floral in this scene whichsuggests that she is a girly girl. The boy on the other handis wear smart clothing of a jacket and a blue smart shirt.Even though he is dressed smart you can tell he is in adifferent class to Andie. The clothing suggests that he isfrom a working class family. This over the shoulder shothelps you follow the conversation between the twocharacters. It shows the emotion they feel for each other. Ashot reverse shot is also used here to follow theconversation. The editing in the clip so far is invisible, it canhardly be noticed. This makes the film more real.
While the characters are kissing the non-diegetic sound (the music) is quite quiet, butwhen they start to kiss the music gets louder, this emphasises the romance in thescene. Before kissing each other the two characters show a close proximity thisshows their relationship. They are standing quiet close, but not close enough to createa romantic relationship. When they starts to kiss you can see their hand movementshow that ‘they can’t keep their hands off each other’. This also show the temptationthat has been building but before the kiss. The camera zooms in on the couple toshow the intimacy between them.
A long shot is used to show the proximity between the characters. It also showsthe surroundings and helps set the scene. As the characters stand in front of thecar they are silhouetted by the car lights. This gives them a romantic feeling.
A Close-up is used here to show the her facialexpression. It is used to show how happy she isfeeling this connects with the sound used in thispart. This shot is introduced by a scream byAndie, she screams due to excitement aboutgoing on her date with Blane. When we see theinside of Andie’s house it is quite plain at firstthis suggests the her house is posh and herfamily are maybe working class, or higher class.But as soon as the camera turns we meet herfather. He is wearing a dressing gown and ismost probably caught off guard. He issurrounded by neutral colours of creams andgreys. Both the curtains and the lamp shade inthe background are floral patterned thissuggests that house is dominated by women.The magazines in the foreground on the table,the papers on the other side of the table, andthe photograph all suggest that is house isdominated by women.
Listening to the dialogue of the scene you can hear the joy in Andie’s voice, thecontrast between her high pitched voice and the fathers voice shows that he issomeone that she waits on approval from. An eye line match is used to help theaudience follow the conversation between the two characters. In this shot theirproximity is quiet close, this show that their relationship is close, as they are fatherand daughter this suggest that they have a close relationship and don’t really argueor keep things from each other.