Mis-en-Scene - Remember the Titans
I choose to evaluate a scene from Remember the Titans. The scene I used is a scene is a major scene in the movie. When coach Boone, (Denzel) leads his team on a run to the Gettysburg memorial. At this point he gives a speech to his team about overcoming the differences between the races, and uniting as one team to achieve greatness. Cinematographer Philippe Rousselot does an outstanding job using the rule of thirds to capture this shot. Placing coach Boone on the far left in a red shirt against a neutral background allows for all attention to be directed to Coach Boone. Also, the graves really begin to illustrate the path this team is on by ignoring and hating one another. Also the parallel lines created by the actor and the tree combine to further enhance the parallelism coach Boone is making with his dialogue. This scene is the turning point in the movie, and he parallelisms makes a beautiful piece of production.