Films have the potential to engross an audience and create a mixture of emotions. These can be seen in a variety of ways; “Gallipoli’ used a range of techniques in such a way that it created an amazing atmosphere by involving the audience emotionally and portraying a story. Peter Weir utilised camera techniques to illustrate the emotions of the characters as well as to build suspense into the plot. The use of silence allowed the viewers to read the tension between the characters and impact the audience emotionally. Weir allowed music to carry the plot throughout the film, enabling viewers to bond with the characters’ feelings. Techniques were used accordingly with the plot and mood of the ...

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brings us back to reality, along with handshakes and embraces demonstrated the value of mateship. Near to the final scene, close ups of the soldiers placing their treasured items in trench and writing letters showed a mixture of fear, bravery and the reality of war, this created a huge impact for the audience through the eloquent use of the camera. Recurring images of the whistle blowing and shots of running feet from the start of the film were used again in the final scene as though the other shots were a foreshadowing for this event. The whistle and feet symbolised Archie’s journey, his willpower and determination were summed up in just this scene. The final shot used in the film was a ‘freeze frame’, this was the most significant technique used as it was the most memorable shot which remained in the viewer’s mind. Archie is seen in a victory stance, the same one seen when he finishes as race. Archie is frozen with silence; the shot slowly faded away which gave us the ...

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Added: 3/13/2011 09:17:18 AM
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Category: Film & Theater
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