Gran Torino- V/V Features (Ending Scene (Military drumming sound, which is…
Gran Torino- V/V Features
Relationship (Walt & Thao)
OTS, Mise-en-scene of Walt in house and Thao on porch. Physical divide of door shows divide created by racism
OTS, Walt has gun in hand and has been made to look bigger and stronger
Mid shot of Thao and Walt in hard-ware store
OTS, Mise-en-scene of Thao in his house and Walt on porch. Mirror image from beginning of film, Walt knocking on Thao's door asking for help
Long shot, LA from behind Walt showing him in front of the Hmong gang's house
Crane shot reveals Walt lying in cruciform position, he is at peace
Mid Shot of Thao and Daisy driving the Gran Torino
Montage of Thao doing work for Walt
Series of LA and HA shots of Walt and Thao to establish dominance
Mise-en-scene of Thao and Walt divided by door
Dialogue, "zipper-head", "swamp-rats"
OTS of Walt rudely barging past priest
OTS of Walt opening door to Thao; America flag fluttering in the background
Dialogue with barber, "hard-nosed Polak son-of-a-bitch... do-wap dago."
OTS of Walt grabbing a gun when Thao tries to steal the Gran Torino
Mid Shot of Walt being fed by Hmong neighbours, indulged in Hmong culture
OTS of Walt in big chair 'throne' and priest on stool (shows dominance) as Walt confesses
Dialogue at confession, "I was never close to my sons."
ECU of zippo lighter which has cavalry emblem
Dialogue, "Me. I've got a light," is religious imagery and shows he is not relying on violence
Dialogue, "Hail Mary, full of grace," the viewer knows that the rest of the prayer is "pray for our sins, now, at the hour of our death."
Establishing shot, slight LA of Walt walking towards Hmong gang house
Dialogue, "any swamp rats about?"
Medium CU of Walt, showing emotions
'Double' OVS shot to show characters setting
Dialogue, "gooks...swamp rats... shrimp-dick midgets."
Mid Shot, LA Walt is physically lower than Hmong gang who are on porch, however LA shows that Walt is in control
Military drumming sound, which is previously heard before Walt pulls out a gun
CU shots of Hmong gang members and Walt, slow zoom in
Dialogue, "Hail Mary, full of grace..."
Loud shooting sound, slow motion action of Walt falling
Sound of last breath
ECU of zippo lighter and blood trickling over it
Dialogue, "Dad's still living in the '50's"
Mise-en-scene, Walt standing alone on stage while rest of family sits
Piano, soft music, organ sound
Camera tracks along Church aisle
Paused shot of coffin
Camera pans to Walt, LA
CU of Walt and his signature growl, disgusted facial expressions
Dialogue, "Look at the way the old man glared at Ashley."
Mid Shot of Walt peacefully sitting on couch, watching baseball (foreshadows turning point)
Establishing shot of Hmong gang car riding in, no rapper music
Loud sound of gun shots come as a shock
Handheld OTS of Walt running to Hmong neighbours
Smoke coming from house
Sound of Hmong women squealing heightens tension
Threnody rather than drum beats
Repetition of dialogue, "Where's Sue?"
Lack of music/sound prolongs suspense- silence
CU of Walt's shocked face when Sue returns