I chose the opening scene of the movie Mephisto. The setting is a theatre in Hamburg. The opera is characterized by music, lighting, costume, and makeup, and set pieces. The music is diegetic, with words sung by the woman on stage and the instrumentals conducted live in front of the stage. A spotlight provides frontal lighting to the singer, so bright she can be seen from any distance. The costumes are very fancy and a large wig sits on her head. Her makeup is dramatic to play up her features, as stage productions often use. The stage is set up at an angle with stairs providing several levels for actors to stand on to be visible. The stairs provide a sense of perspective, leading to a vanishing point in the back of the stage. The stage has an increasingly larger depth of field as the camera zooms out. The sharp details during this zooming out makes the auditorium seem even bigger, revealing a little more of the audience until the auditorium can almost be seen as a whole. Cuts keep the opera form being too long and drawn out. Long shots are more common on stage, while close ups show the audience’s appreciation by clapping or smiling. Then a high angle shot allows us to see the stage from the balcony’s point of view, putting us in the moment. When the song finishes the whole auditorium roars with applause, which continues into the shot of Kendrik in the dressing room. The applause is dull and quiet compared to the rage of his screams and the sounds of everything in his path crashing to the ground.