Film Language Tag: music, empathetic
Empathy or emotional engagement is the default for synchronization of sound and image: the sound track is coordinated with the image track, following and emphasizing the mood of onscreen characters and action - the effect is empathetic or engaged. [See also anempathetic and neutral]
The Pope had a nervous breakdown and has gone missing after the Papal conclave. The cardinals do not know that he is missing because the manager of the Vatican has placed a Swiss guard in the Pope's quarters to make his room seem occupied. While the Cardinals are waiting for the "pope" to emerge from his room, the psychiatrist who was hired to treat the Pope organized a volleyball game for the Cardinals. This scene captures the Cardinal's joy and commitment to the game.
Nick/Gogol (Kal Penn) attends a going-away party for his mother, Ashima (Tabu), who is departing for India. He visits his childhood bedroom and discovers the Nikolai Gogol book that his father, Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) has gifted him, and speaks with his mother about his wife, Moushumi's (Zuleikha Robinson) affair.
Denis Archer (John Justin) and Margot Seaton (Dorothy Dandridge) get to know each other, and Archer professes his love for her.
Shaun (Simon Pegg), his mother (Penelope Wilton) his friend Ed (Nick Frost), his girlfriend Liz(Kate Ashfield), and their acquaintances Dianne (Lucy Davis) and David (Dylan Moran) find themselves facing off against a horde of zombies accompanied by Queen blasting out of a jukebox, which they choreograph their fight to.
British civilian Dawson (Mark Rylance), his son Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney), and teenage hand George (Barry Keoghan) are headed toward Dunkirk to save soldiers and pick up one (Cillian Murphy) in the water from a wrecked ship. The soldier, shell-shocked, doesn't want to return. George is fatally struck in the head during the disagreement.
Ying-Ying (France Nuyen) hears of her daughter, Lena’s (Lauren St. Clair) marital troubles with her fickle husband, Harold (Michael Paul Chan). Flashbacks of Ying-Ying’s abusive Chinese husband, Lin Xiao (Russell Wong) link mother and daughter.
At the Papal Conclave, the cardinals gather and begin the Papal selection process. Slowly, we are shown various cardinals struggling with their decisions; some are peeking at their neighbors' votes, while others begin fidgeting uncontrollably. Eventually, the restless cardinals begin clicking their pens in anticipation, suggesting that they are eager to proceed. However, various cardinals begin chanting "Lord, not me" and demonstrate the anxiety associated with the papacy.
Ellen Hutter (Greta Schroder) invites the Count (Max Schreck) into her room, in an attempt to defeat him. Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) goes to fetch the physician (John Gottowt) and the imprisoned Knock (Alexander Granach)attempts to warn Orlok. Orlok drinks Ellen's blood but is caught in the morning sunlight and vanishes.
Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) lays out the rules for Fight Club decided on by him and The Narrator (Edward Norton). This includes the well-known line, "You do not talk about Fight Club." The first fight begins, which includes someone from The Narrator's office. We flash forward to the following days where The Narrator explains that Fight Club only exists when you're in it—that in the outside world, it is not acknowledged. We see him and various other injured people go about their daily lives without talking about it.
The film crew, knowing Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe) is a vampire, attempt to let in the sunlight to kill Schreck. But Schreck had sabotaged the door, trapping them all inside. Schreck kills Fritz (Cary Elwes) and Albin (Udo Kier) and Murnau (John Malkovich) doesn't stop filming. In the end, the crew arrives and kills Schreck, and Murnau asks for an endboard.