Hush, Buffy the Vampire slayer

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Connor Lee

Mrs. Pearson

IB Film S1

8 September 2014


Through the episode, Hush, Joss proved the point that when people stop talking,

communication is at its best with characters who show their emotion and music in the background that

enhances the feelings. Language is so complicated that it can limit the true potential of the film, while

expressions and actions can paint a better picture. When a gentleman is about to dissect a man words

would overpower the scene, but without language the true horror of death on their faces is relevant and

the thought of "save me" can be seen through the man's eyes. Before his death, the eerie music and

slow movements of the gentlemen are seen clearly because there is no diegetic sound. No words add to

the horror factor even, because the audience must embrace the silence and mystery in every scene. The

lighting of the show helps to give more horror and mystery. The dim lighting creates shadows over the

characters and objects. Behind each tree is a new discovery and the street corners always have

something on them. The dim lighting along with the slow music has a mysterious sense to it because the

gentlemen as dark as the lighting. The make­up and costumes of the gentlemen tell the story also. Their

wrinkled and weathered faces show they have been alive a long time and the way they float above the

ground which means they are intellectually higher and creates more scare. He created the show as

nightmarish and creepy as he desired through the actions, but also humor was successful in the film.

When the town loses their voices, people still have to communicate. The two girls see erase boards as a

way and look at each other...