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Missippi Burning

            In the film, Mississippi Burning, the director, Alan Parker uses filmic codes to represent different values and attitudes towards racism in the 1960's in Mississippi. There are three scenes in particular that Alan Parker uses to highlight racism in 1960's Mississippi.
             In Scene one of Mississippi Burning the director uses different types of filmic codes to show the Ku Klux Klan Members sneaking into Arron's Farm. One of the types of codes that the director uses is audio codes and he uses the codes in this scene by doing things such as having suspenseful music to have suspense for the viewer. Other audio codes are cow and horse noises to show that they are on a farm and the cows are getting distressed as well as twigs and sticks being broken to show that the Ku Klux Klan are sneaking and scaring the cows and horses. Another Audio Codes is the music playing in the background while Arron's father is going out to save his family and distract the Ku Klux Klan members. The Music is a soft song that makes the viewer feel sorry for Arron and his family who are escaping. A different code that the director uses in this scene is the technical codes which means all the different shots of people. An example of these technical codes is when the father knows that the Ku Klux Klan are out there and goes to tell Arron to get the family and run away and when the dad goes and tells him the shot of arron and his dad is looking down on arron to show that he is defenseless and helpless. Another example of these technical codes is when the Ku Klux Klan are "lynching" Arron's father and there is a long shot of Arrons father's boots shaking to show that he is struggling while Arron is struggling to free him and this makes the viewer hate the Ku Klux Klan for doing this and feeling sorry for Arron because now he has no father. There is a final code that the director uses in this scene and it is a symbolic code.

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