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Scene Analysis. Persuit of Happyness

"The Pursuit of Happyness" is an American drama film, which is based on finding happiness. The movie protagonist, Will Smith, which acts as the parent of a little kid doesn't have many economical resources to maintain its family, but although many inconveniences happen throughout the movie he does everything to keep his little kid happy. During the movie Will Smith faces a variety of adversities, that make the movie really tense as the situation of him is critical. At one point in the movie he is homeless with his kid, but what he doesn't care much, all he wants is to find happiness for his little son.

The following scene is from the climax of the movie, when the situation of the family is tense. The scene starts with a panoramic shot which shows all the basketball court, which Chris (Will) is with his son playing basketball. The angle of the camera is straight and is direct to the actors. The camera moves as the ball bounces, and as the actors speak, the shots change deliberately, and a variety of shots are used depending on the moment of the scene. When the actors speak, the camera focus only on them. The space between the actors at the start is not a lot, but as they are moving constantly, as they are playing basket the movement of the characters in the scene is quite a lot. Mostly the scene varies between the panoramic shot, to show the complete view and the close up shot, to involve more the actors in the scene

In terms of the sound, there is not a lot in this particular scene. The dominant sound at the start (Not including the voices of actors) of the scene is the bouncing of the basket ball. As well, the basketball court is located on a public space. It includes the usual sounds of a streets in New York, many car sounds and horns, we can also hear a police alarm, this sounds work perfectly with the context of the story. The streets normally reflect poverty, and Chris and his family are really poor, therefore the sounds add more drama and tension to the scene and to the movie. In the middle of the scene, the sound is crucial. This part of the scene is Chris speaking to his kid about his dreams as a child in a very emotional way. There is a background song that is played along while Will Smith speaks. This, adds many different emotions to the movie.

The predominant colors of the scene are mostly dark and sad color. The color that is most relevant along the scene is grey. All the basketball court is grey and the background of the same has also many kind of sad colors. Black is also really predominant in the different shots of the scene. The colors have a massive effect on the receptor, as they also make part of the mood of the scene, and they also tell transmit many emotions. There is not much contrast between the colors of the scene, this makes the scene neutral, and reflects sadness more in particular


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