The focus of the present report is an analysis of the director’s commentary on the film, Get Out. The commentary by Jordan Peele provides useful information concerning the various important decisions and intentions that informed the entire filming process. The main players who starred in the film include Daniel Kaluuya, Bradley Whitford, and Allison Williams. Other actors who stood out in the film include Caleb Jones, Stephen Rot, Catherine, and Lakeith Danfield. Keener Peele reflects on the challenges he encountered as he developed the film. He particularly points out the danger of handling many actors while focusing on the essential cinematographic techniques used in the film. The use of light, sound, and various cinematographic techniques contribute to the film’s overall quality. Throughout the commentary, Peele offers unique insights about the film with details that enable the audience to understand the work and challenges relating to a particular field of practice.
The film’s setting, Armitage house, located in Upstate New York, provides useful clues about the theme and establishes the ground on which the unusual qualities of the characters become established (Get Out). The neighborhood is exclusive and appears to hide many dangerous and horrific secrets. The commentary reveals the moment of awakening for Chris after realizing that the insidious happenings around the compound. An upstate neighborhood owned by an esteemed family appears normal on the surface but turns out to be a horrific entrapment for Chris and many unsuspecting victims who came before him.
Among the various aspects, which I found most interesting was the painstaking approach toward identifying and matching people to their acts that align with their qualities. I also noted how some actors might possess particular skill sets but would lack one important aspect crucial to the film’s overall appeal. The director explains that he wanted some characters to reflect certain qualities that fit within the film’s overall scope of meaning. Another thing that I found interesting in the film is the portrayal of the dynamic relationship between Chris and Rose. The film director ensured that the relationship is established on the right emotions in order for it to look relatable. This is important because it magnifies the shock impact when Chris realizes that Rose has lied to him about many details about her family. The director points out that he deployed clichés and stereotypes to achieve realism in the film.
One of the tools, which I found to have enhanced the quality of the film, is the use of light and the element of verisimilitude. The director uses light to create mood and emotions, which are essential for capturing the audience’s attention and directing their understanding of the different aspects. The general impression about the film is that it renders its subject in vivid details and creates a sense of shock and wonderment that connects the various subplots to enhance understanding of the deceptions, betrayals, and threats that constitute the entirety of the film’s scenes. The use of verisimilitude in the film helps to narrow the distance between reality and fiction.
I reflect on the Get Out commentary as an exceptionally resourceful film that obtains its relevance from the relatedness of its characters and situations. The director provides important information and guidelines on challenges entailed in the process of creating meaning through film. The various cinematographic techniques used in the film enhance its overall quality and impact on the audience.
Get Out, Commentary by Jordan Peele, 2017. Universal Pictures. (Distributor). Film.