Research 5 (Dexter)

Posted: December 11, 2010 in Uncategorized


We decided to do research upon an American TV show called Dexter, we focused on the opening scene entitled “Dexter Morning Routine” which is a normal boring morning routine is made to feel dangerous and just a little bit twisted, by using images of shave cuts to slicing up thick pieces of gammon to aggressively tying boot laces. This was a big inspiration to our production a video clip can be seen below:

The reason why we choose is because the cinematography consists of camera techniques such as fast cuts and close ups. We want to try and reassemble parts of the piece and incorporate in to our own work.

Research about the show:

Dexter is  a drama series that centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a forensicbloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department, who moonlights as a serial killer.

The show debuted on October 1, 2006 on Showtime and the fifth season began airing on September 26, 2010. As of December 2, 2010 the show has been renewed for a sixth season. Set in Miami, the show’s first season was largely based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, the first of his series of Dexter novels. Subsequent seasons have evolved independently of Lindsay’s works. It was adapted for television by screenwriterJames Manos, Jr., who wrote the pilot episode.

Dexter structures his killing around “The Code of Harry”, a body of ethics and procedures devised by his adoptive father Harry (who was a Miami cop) to make sure Dexter never gets caught and ensure that Dexter kills only other killers. Harry also trained Dexter in how to interact convincingly with other people despite being a psychopath, since the murder of his biological mother, Laura Moser, did in fact turn Dexter into a serial killer. As an adult, Dexter has largely escaped suspicion (with some exceptions) by being genial and generous and maintaining generally superficial relationships. However, his attachment to his sister Deb, his significant other Rita, his stepchildren and (later) his biological son have all complicated his double life and made him question his need to kill.

By Sunny


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