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1

Is this verbal or visual? “Nice jacket, what happened to the other one?” Peary tells Eddie “Without the booze, I wouldn’t even have the guts to do that jump”

Verbal

2

Is this verbal or visual? Shots tighten from mid-shots to close-ups as the argument becomes more emotional

Visual

3

Is this verbal or visual? First time we see Bronson Peary – low angle tilt shot creates suspense and demonstrates his physical superiority over Eddie

Visual

4

Is this verbal or visual? Two-shot of Eddie and Peary on the plane toasting his success with glasses of milk

Visual

5

Is this verbal or visual? Inverted, bird’s eye, medium close up of Eddie lying at the bottom of the 40m jump – bird’s eye makes him look weak/powerless, medium close up (MCU) shows physical pain as a result of the crash, inverted perspective shows lack of ability to land the jump regardless of his confidence/ambition

Visual

6

Identify the angle

Low angle

7

Identify the shot and angle

Medium long shot low angle

8

Is this verbal or visual? Diegetic sound effect of the heart rate monitor beeping – emphasises how serious his situation is

Verbal

9

Is this verbal or visual? Diegetic sound “Competing in the Olympics doesn’t mean anything if you sell yourself short”

Verbal

10

Is this verbal or visual? “In Norway, the time to be starting jumping is six”

Verbal

11

Is this verbal or visual? Historical footage from the games

Visual

12

Identify the shot

Two shot 

13

Is this verbal or visual? Props - Peary drinking lemonade shows that he is no longer reliant on alcohol for confidence

Visual

14

Is this verbal or visual? At the climax, over-the-shoulder shots are used to allow us to understand how the characters are struggling to convey their ideas about what Olympic glory actually means to each other

Visual

15

Is this verbal or visual? Peary holds out the hip flask – shallow focus shot

Visual

16

Is this verbal or visual? Reaction shot of Peary as Eddie announces that he is going to attempt the 90m jump

Visual

17

Identify the shot and the angle

Medium close up low angle

18

Is this verbal or visual? “You Make My Dreams,” Hall and Oates 1981 “What I got -- full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter/And you pull them all together/And how I can't explain oh yeah/Well, well, you /you make my dreams come true.” The music is similarly edgy, presenting a melody that pits staccato verses full of odd stops and starts with a smooth, soulful chorus.

Verbal

19

Is this verbal or visual? Costume – Peary comes to Calgary wearing his jacket with the Olympic rings on it

Visual

20

Identify the shot

 

Medium close up reaction shot

21

Is this verbal or visual? “some of you have even soared like an eagle” – non-diegetic voiceover

Verbal

22

Is this verbal or visual? Peary “this is my jacket pal”

Verbal

23

Identify the shot

 

Two shot

24

Identify the shot and angle

 

 

Medium close up low angle

25

Is this verbal or visual? No background music because the acting and tone of voice convey the mood – intense, frustrated, sad (diegetic sound)

Verbal

26

Is this verbal or visual? CU shot of Eddie’s helmet

Visual

27

Is this verbal or visual? Hospital scene – Long shot of Eddie with low-key lighting creating a somber, lonely mood.

Visual

28

Is this verbal or visual? Montage of Eddie and Peary training on the European circuit – two shots

Visual

29

Identify the shot and angle

Low angle two shot (also a mid shot)

30

Is this verbal or visual? Montage in the first 5 minutes of the film establishes Eddie’s ambition to be an Olympian

Visual