Frame Analysis - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
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This frame is in the film at one hour four minutes,
Harmony is driving Harry to the hospital as he has
lost his finger and they see the ‘bad guys’ and follow
them in the car.
As you can see the camera is showing the car
that they are following therefore showing you the view that the characters
There is lots of light coming from the left of the shot most probably coming from street lights and other cars, it is the
complete opposite of the frame which is in shadow.
The main focus of the shot is the car in front as many of the thing
around the car are blurry this may be due to the fact that the cars are moving during this frame, therefore
the camera moving in that direction.
The sounds you can hear are the sound of the conversation between the two characters in the car which the camera seems to be on, and also the sound of the car in front pulling out of the road to the right as that is where it
came from. So all the sound is deigetic.
The location that this scene has been filmed is on a road
and in the dark to make it more mysterious to what is
going to happen next.
As you can see the camera is showing the
car that they are following therefore showing you the view that the characters
can see, so showing their point of view.
There is many signs on the right of the frame and a few of them are lit
by the ongoing cars going past. Though most of the right is in
shadow showing nothing is going on there and the focus is more on the
This frame is one hour and twenty five minutes into the film. Two of the main characters Harry and Gay
Most of the light in the frame is coming from light outside the room they are in and is coming
through the window and highlighting the half of the face which we can’t see and keeping the side we can see in shadow. However we can still tell
the who the characters are.
The frame is split into free sections you have one character to the left you then have the window which is letting all the light through in the middle and the character on the
The characters are divided in the middle by the window which is letting the light in and
the characters look very dark and in shadow to make them less visible to the audience as that is how it would be with
The characters are whispering to each other therefore implying that they
either shouldn’t be there or are hiding from something.
The location isn’t that obvious but it look like they are hiding
in some small room or cupboard of some sort. This makes you what or who are
they hiding from.
The camera shot is showing both the main characters in this shot and keeps switching to close ups to either one when they talk. This is using the 180 degree
This frame is fourteen minutes into the film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It is a conversation between
Harry and Gay Perry after Harry gets into a fight.
The location is not clear to us as the background is
clear but you can see quite a bit of green and a bright
light in the middle suggesting a garden of
The camera sticks to the 180 degree angle rule as it only switches between the sides of the faces on the side we can see at
The sound in the background is music so this could mean a party going on as also there is a lot of laughing and mumbling. which works as to where thy are located. All the sound is diegetic. Apart from the voice over that narrates the whole film.
This shot is an over the head shot so you can see the shoulders and part of the
characters head and see the other character fully it
normally switches between a conversation.
The character’s face that we can see most of is lit be light coming from the right side of him which
reflects that side of his face more and puts the rest in shadow.
There is also light coming from behind the character this shows they are in a
well lit spot as in the background it looks like it is dark meaning the night time so
there wouldn’t be much daylight.