Evidence of Editing: “Spider-Man 2 – Stopping the Train Scene (7/10)”

  • What about editing language understanding did you notice?
  • Many rapid standard cuts caused the scene to have a lot of suspension and showed the mind of Peter Parker as he tried to find solutions in the environment around him to stop the train
  • Many J cuts were used with the music. Music that suggested that something bad or dramatic was going to occur played before that dramatic event would happen
  • Very heavy use of cutting on action were used which made the audience feel as though we were in the train ourselves
  • Cutaways to the back or bird’s eye view of the train allowed for the scene to feel more intense because it put the conflict into full perspective, revealing that it was causing damage to surrounding buildings as well as the train track
  • What did you like about the film clip?
  • Great shot at 0:10 where the camera is under the train track
  • Crowd reaction made us feel like we were rooting for Peter
  • Great job from Tobey Maguire by using charming and funny facial expressions and reactions
  • At 0:49 there is a great shot were the city seems to warp into the train track, making the track seem much more frightening then it actually is
  • Body language conveys a great mix of suspense and comedy
  • Write what you learned from this week’s exercises?
  • I learned what the 7 key rules of editing are and how they are used
  • I also learned how to identify different editing techniques in a movie scene and why they were used in that scene


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