Week Three: Task One: Analysing Shots, Angles and Lighting in Drive (2011)

Watch this sequence from the movie Drive (USA: Crime, Drama)

  1. List the shot types and angles used and suggest what connotations they create.
  2. How does the mise-en-scene establish character roles?
  3. What is the significance of the low-key lighting in this scene?

Now watch the opening credits and answer the following questions:

  1. What do the lyrics of the song ‘Nightcall’ by Kavinsky tell us about the main character (protagonist played by Gosling)?
  2. How do elements of the Mise-en-scene (CLAMPS) establish Gosling’s character furthermore?


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