Sixth Sense Opening Scene Analysis Essays

Essay on Review of The Sixth Sense

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Review of The Sixth Sense The sixth sense tell the story of a troubled young boy named Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) and child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), and their own personal struggles in life. Malcolm is a deeply respected child psychologist, who once had a patient appearing to have many of the same mental struggles as Cole. Malcolm failed to help his last patient and therefore is deeply committed to helping Cole.

At first the film starts out as a classic film of the horror genre, with the victim being attacked by violent,…show more content…

The "twist" in this story is so well hidden no one could have predicted that, in actual fact, Malcolm, the very person trying to help Cole and at first doubting his ghosts, is in fact dead himself! However once the ending has been seen and the film is viewed second time round, clues can be detected to show that it is hinted at all the way through, such as when his wife is in the restaurant and the table is only set for one. The film then goes into flashback mode as he realises that when he was shot at the beginning he died.

It must be highly difficult for a writer and producer to create something truly individual when there is already so much material available.

The sixth sense was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and was nominated for many Oscar awards, including best director, and best original screenplay. The most important of these nominations is, to me, the best original screenplay nomination, as I intend to compare the effectiveness and originality of the "twist" in this film to another movie titled "The Life of David Gale". At first glance it may seem strange to compare these films to one another, as they appear to be completely different, however they both have unpredictable and effective "twists" at the end.

The Life of David Gale is a

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Essay about The Sixth Sense by Manoj Night Shyamalan

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The Sixth Sense by Manoj Night Shyamalan

Through close analysis of the restaurant scene and the scene where Dr Crowe is in the hose with both Cole and his mother, discuss the techniques used to make the audience believe that Dr Crowe is alive.

The Sixth Sense made in 1999, a suspense drama thriller directed by Manoj Night Shyamalan.

Dr Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist, one night he and his wife were celebrating his award, for his “recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of child psychology”, was visited by Vincent Grey an ex-patient. Before Grey committed suicide, he shot Dr Crowe. A year passes and he is signed on to a boy called Cole Sear played by Haley…show more content…

This technique is a good one to show that Dr Crowe is alive when he is not.

Then she lifts her head up but we cannot see her face, she then moves it despondently to the side, this makes the audience think- is she ignoring him for being late? After this shot, he says “I thought the other Italian restaurant I asked you to marry me in” then tilts his head quizzically to the side trying to gauge her expression. She does not respond. The audience are, wondering why she isn’t responding to him. The shot is still an over the shoulder shot, Dr Crowe sits down mouthing the work “ok”. This illustrates to the audience that he has accepted her being in a mood. They can see that Dr Crowe is still upset about Anna not replying. Then Dr Crowe tries again “I’m sorry I just don’t seem to be able to keep track of time” He is tired “and I didn’t have a very good session today. I” he sighs “they’re both similar, same mannerisms, same expressions ect. ect”. This shot is an interview shot because the audience cannot see the reactions from Anna, so the camera stays on Dr Crowe, who changes the subject so he can get a reply from Anna about his day. Dr Crowe then shakes his head and leans back “I think it might be some kind of

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