The “Fun” song scene from The Cat in The Hat is created using a variety of different techniques. It differs from both the book and cartoon version in many ways. In the course of this essay I will explore how the director has gone about creating the scene by looking at the different media areas.
The Director of The Cat in The Hat has created a lot of ambience using many different medias. One of these medias is lighting. At the begging of the scene everything is bright and the lighting is equal over the whole set. The bright lights give an impression of a calm yet a happy atmosphere, soon there is a change in lighting as the Cat gets to the main part of the song. The bright lights are replaced with what could be called stage lights. The main lighting is off and instead there are spotlights and disco-like moving lights on the walls, rather like what you would see if you were watching a play. The change in lights also brings a change of atmosphere from sensible to chaos and playfulness. The lighting is used like this to show how The Cat is frivolous and full of humour and energy.
A media technique used in most plays is Sound. Although during the scene there are no voice-overs there is sound in many other ways including background music, rhythmic and rhyming songs, and sound effects. At the begging of the scene there is rain outside and this head, it creates a gloomy feel and a boring atmosphere of sensibility. This is contrasted with the upbeat music later played when the cat starts to sing and the stage lights appear. The party-like music creates a fun atmosphere livening up the scene. The song that The Cat is singing is also happy and upbeat, gradually getting faster and sillier as it goes on. The rhyming lyrics follow the Dr. Zeus style and help to make the song that bit more interesting and creating a fu lively scene to watch.
Characterisation also plays a big part in the film of The Cat in the Hat. In earlier scenes Conrad and Sally, the two children,...