Capturing The Gangster

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The story of Capturing the Friedman and The Imposter are unique and interesting; however, The Imposter delivers a more meaningful message and imposes stronger emotional impacts on the audience. The movie’s title, The Imposter, does a great job to capture the audience’s impression and curiosity, for they are craving to know who is the real imposter. Opposed to Capturing the Friedman, which has no one narratives the story, The Imposter uses Frederic Bourdin as the core and lead the audience through the story. The director visualized Bourdin’s story with recreation along with actors make it feels like people are getting inside Bourdin’s head, understand his point of view, and excuse for his action. Single shot, a filming-technique that shows only one person in the frame, was used during the interview of Bourdin …show more content…

The effect of this single-shoot also help to forms an emotional connection between Bourdin and the audience when he discuses his childhood as an damaged person who had been abandoned by his own parents. When Bourdin looks straight to the audience and said that “they were family without a kid; I was a kid without a family,” it creates great sense of sympathy for a boy who is longing to be wanted and loved. Opposed to Bourdin, the Barclay family was shot looking off to the side, and sometime, their face was shaded and does not create the feeling of reliable or creditable. In a documentary film, sound effect is essential because it supports the story, hits the emotion, and creates an atmosphere. During the interview with Charlie Parker, the private investigator, the director uses a low-pitched sounding to raise suspicious that Bourdin was not the real Nicholas Barclay. After that, the director chooses the sound of electric guitar to emphasize the happy and exciting moment of Bourdin, who riding the school bus with kid that much younger than his

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