An Incumbent President with Many Tricks Up His Sleeve Essay

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A black and white scene opens as a commotion of football players are scrambling in the middle of a play. A chanting crowd sounds powe¬¬rfully, as the camera follows the player attempting to make a touchdown, and is tackled before the line. The frame quickly changes to the overview of the stadium with fans surrounding the occupied field, and a carnival-like song played by the organ is in the background. The focus then transitions to a lively young man surrounded by other fans. A male narrator with a deep voice begins to speak over the scene, and describes that many young men are enjoying themselves every Sunday during the football season. Meanwhile, the young man pulls out his binoculars to take a closer look at the game, and the camera …show more content…
A black and white scene opens as a commotion of football players are scrambling in the middle of a play. A chanting crowd sounds powe¬¬rfully, as the camera follows the player attempting to make a touchdown, and is tackled before the line. The frame quickly changes to the overview of the stadium with fans surrounding the occupied field, and a carnival-like song played by the organ is in the background. The focus then transitions to a lively young man surrounded by other fans. A male narrator with a deep voice begins to speak over the scene, and describes that many young men are enjoying themselves every Sunday during the football season. Meanwhile, the young man pulls out his binoculars to take a closer look at the game, and the camera zooms into the binoculars as the song resolves into an eerie chord. When the camera zooms away, the young man is in different attire, and in a different setting. He’s wearing a hard green army helmet, and the sounds of bombs are going off all around him, as he reports what he sees into an awkwardly large radio. The narrator’s voice comes in, and reminds the viewers that four years before, young men were sent to Korea, and they endured a “vicious, grinding war,” that seemingly went on forever. This is the introduction to the presidential campaign commercial in 1956, belonging to the republican candidate, Dwight David “Ike Eisenhower. The effect of the young man’s drastic transition from a cheerful environment to a heavily depressing one, makes
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