Reaearch – The girl on the train

1. Point of view:

Although this video above is just a movie clips trailer, but I like this quick view version, it can make the audience interested in the story before they enjoying the whole movie.

“What you can see hurt you.”

Throughout this story of the three women, the entire movie actually explores three important issues in women’s lives: women as mothers, women’s relationships with men, women’s relationship with themselives.

2. Dramatic Question:

The pressure of life is suffocating, how to decide our own future?

“Why are you here?”


3. Emotional Content:

This ‘train’ is heading to the heart of married women, which can make you gradually feel the passive, submerged, desire for freedom and independence.


4. Voice (voiceover not dialogue):

Not so much.


5. Soundtrack:

As the story progresses, along with the mysteries that emerge one by one, the soundtrack becomes more and more weird and belts along at a cracking pace.


6. Pacing:

Follow the eye sight of Rachel, we can see many pieces of other people’s life. When different people’s story overlaps, the only constant is her sight.


7. Imagery (economy):

The commuter train which Rachel watch other women’s life penetrate the whole film.


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