Notes on a scene from Whale Rider
Specify the minute and second mark where the scene begins and ends (e.g. 24:54-26:-06). This will help you and me to quickly locate this scene for further analysis.
- Describe the content of this scene, including: Location, lighting; camera angles, music, mood, characters, and dialogue.
- Transcribe the dialogue (word for word) of this scene. (this should be relatively easy if you have the Closed Captions on). If the dialogue is dense and goes on for more than a page of text, you may focus on a subsection of the dialogue for transcription. NOTE: XXY is a film with a lot of silent spaces. This is intentional on part of the filmmaker. If relevant, think about what role silence plays in your scene.
- In your opinion, what purpose this scene plays for the film as a whole? What part of the film does this scene occur (Part I, Part II, or Part II)? How does the scene move or complicate the plot of the film