I denne study guide kan du få hjælp til at analysere kortfilmen “Sundays” af José Andrés Cardona, som indgik i skriftlig eksamen i Engelsk B på HF den 3. december 2019. Udover analysehjælpen kan du finde et summary af filmen, hjælp til at fortolke den samt forslag til diskussion af emnet hemmeligheder.
Præsentation af filmen
Titel: “Sundays” (2018)
Instruktør: José Andrés Cardona
Genre: Short film
José Andrés Cardona er en amerikansk instruktør og filmproducent. Han har over 10 års erfaring inden for kortfilm, dokumentarer, musikvideoer mv. Kortfilmen “Sundays” blev filmet i 2018 og behandler emnerne fordomme og stereotyper.
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The film is mostly shot at an eye-level angle, which makes it easier for viewers to feel closer to the characters and their story. An eye-level shot imitates natural human vision and helps viewers feel connected to particular aspects, such as the environment where the events take place. The final scene of the short film, for example, is almost completely shot at an eye-level angle (06:41-08:50). This helps viewers to connect with Tommy, and his emotions become more visible.
Another example is the scene where Tommy goes to Jonny’s home. The scene is initially shown from Tommy’s perspective at eye level while he is looking through the window. The scene then switches to Jonny’s perspective, also at eye-level, where he sees Tommy at the window. This scene points to the perspective of both characters, as it shows how they both react to their relationship being discovered. This type of shot - where we see things through the eyes of the character - is called a subjective shot.
Another scene is shot from the backseat of the car, offering an intimate view of Tommy and Jonny and highlighting their closeness. This scene is in contrast with the next shot from the exterior, where the amateur quality suggests that the young men are filming using a smartphone camera. The two scenes show the relationship from Tommy and Jonny’s perspective, and then from that of a society which refuses to accept them.