Begin your visual or oral text(s) essay here:
Describe a memorable scene in a visual/oral text you have studied.
V for Vendetta is a remake of a 1977 comic book. V for Vendetta is based in a totalrain world, where the current ruling government of England tortures it’s innocent people and will do such things that any mankind would never do. V for Vendetta is directed and produced by Australian director James Mcteigue. He uses camera shots, dialogue, and lighting to help us viewers to fully understand what is going on with the current scene. A memorable scene in the visual text I studied would be the part where Evey finally regains freedom after being held captive in a cell by V. The scene includes where Evey is crying and raising her both arms towards the dark sky in the rain. Evey was inside a dreadful cell for a period of time where she was tortured and spent nights without food, after being free from such a horrifying place or anyone who regains freedom and happiness after going through a hard time we often raise our arms to the sky. Almost symbolising we are thaking the lord for finally giving us freedom and starting to give us our good times. While Evey raises her arms to the sky, James Mcteigue uses a medium shot, a shot where we only see the character’s head to waist. This shot also allows us to look at the character’s expression while doing the action. During this time Evey was in a state of relief and sadness. She was crying spontaneously while raising her arms to the sky. Alongside during this scene it was raining, it almost showed the sign of a re- birth of a new Evey, the rain showed me the characteristics of baptism. When anyone is baptised that person has given re-birth and officially then becomes a christan. Evey has gone through so much her life showed in the flim she had to suffer the passing of her dear parents aswell as going through a close call of getting rape. Evey was quiet all along, and was a ordinary citizen of the England who would quietly listen ot the government. But now Evey has given re-brith and has set a goal that she would not let this goverment stay. Before Evey raised her arms she saw somewhat of an illusion of V. This was where V was telling his time in saint mary hospital and how he was burned alive and saved himself out of it. The illusion the audience sees and Evey shows us V walking out of the fire and later baging his arms at his chest. This shows us that both characters are here and set out a huge revenge on the Norse fire regime, especially with V him coming out of the fire resembles that he would not die again until he kills the chancellor. This scene makes it memorble as its finally gives the audience the insight of both of the characters went through and there stories.
Explain why your chosen scene is memorable.
My chosen scene is memorable as it shows us the rebirth of Evey and also tells us about V past. V needed Evey to come into realisation, and V needed her support to make any upcoming decisions. This scene is memorable as it is turning point of the movie and also the point where it gets the audience thinking. I was confused as audience why would V torture Evey liked that? When she is the only person he only knows and perhaps only loves. Why would you torture your loved one like that? That was one of the questions that came to mind. Another reason this scene was memorable while Every raised both arms towards the sky was the director integrally uses medium shot to capture the moment it allow use to see Evey;s strong emotion in more in detail. The whole mood changed due to low saturation of colour in this scene it was almost black and white to give it a sad tone. Altogether techniques like these made this scene memorable as it also hada log back story behind it.