A movie can be analyzed in many different ways ranging from the subject matter to interpreting meaning from the way the film was shot. Ultimately though when conceptualizing films one must begin by classifying the overall style, which is done by a classification chart that seperated into three distinct styles. When distinguishing a film from one style to the other, form and content is essential in determination of placement. The 2005 film Walk the Line was directed by James Mangold and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon as the two main characters in the movie. The movie is biographical in nature as it centers on the career beginnings of country super star Johnny Cash as well as start if his notorious relationship with future wife June Carter. After considering various elements from the film it can be concluded that the style is classicism which overlaps into the realism. The film is based upon autobiographies of Johnny Cash so many of the scene sequences did really happen, which is the basis for placing the realism label. Even though the film is based upon the life of a real historical person, the events in the film can be altered, inherently more dramatic, and some even are a fabrication or fictional therefore the style also should be identified as classicism. Since neither styles are replicated to the extreme allowing for overlapping to easily occur. The scene starting with Johnny and June performing in Las Vegas and what happened after will only further support the style assertion. Three different components will be used to deconstruct the scene for reaffirmation.
In order to successfully interpret any scene within a film, examining the variables within in broad category of photography is necessary. During the pero