Film Analysis: The Matrix (1999)

15 Oct


We begin with the Matrix (1999) at a pivotal scene commonly known as the “red pill or the blue pill.” The scene is giving the audience a lot of new information. Neo has just met Morphius and the mystery of what the matrix consists of is about to be revealed. This scene is full of suspense and mystery and that mood is reflected in the composition and editing.

The scene is composed of eight shots in thirty-one cuts. The scene begins as a closeup of Morphius. In the full context of the film, the setting has been established already and the space the characters occupy is not a mystery. I point that out because beginning with a closeup is a key way to create suspense in your scene when the audience doesn’t know what the setting is. In this case, the shot initiates that the the rising action of…

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