Light My Fire

Her får du hjælp til at analysere kortfilmen “Light My Fire” (2019) af Bobb Barito. Kortfilmen var en del af skriftlig eksamen i Engelsk B på HF den 2. december 2020. Ud over hjælp med analysen, så giver vi dig også et summary af filmen samt hjælp til fortolkning og diskussion.

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Framing

“Light My Fire” uses a combination of shots. 

Long shots, which show the subject from head to toe, are used to introduce us to the characters and setting, but also when all the characters are together in one frame (03:25-03:33). In this case, the long shot focuses on the dynamics between characters, particularly on Clark’s unwillingness to be there, Miles’ stillness, and Clark’s father’s aggressive gestures.

Medium shots help viewers focus on the characters’ expressions and gestures, while still showing part of the environment. When Miles goes to the garage, a medium shot shows that he is clearly angry, as he scratches his head and curses (00:30-00:36). Medium shots are mostly used during the confrontation scene and during the dialogue between the two men (02:32-03:00). Towards the film’s ending, a medium shot (07:11-07:30) frames Miles with his back turned towards the camera, washing Lucy’s bowl and watching the fireworks. Another powerful medium shot shows Lucy sitting motionless in the bathtub, head down, probably thinking about her traumatic experience (07:32-07:41). 

Medium close-ups and close-ups are used to show the emotions of the characters. For example, when Miles is in the car and confronts an imaginary Clark, he is shown from the shoulder up, with the camera sometimes focusing ...

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