Murderball Essay

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Murder Ball The featured film documentary called ‘Murder Ball’ directed by Dana Ruben and Alex Shapiro focuses on Mark Zupan and Joe Soares life of a Quadriplegic person. I have responded to the main characters and their situations including how they make me feel about the lives of Quadriplegic people and how they deal with it during their lifetime. My overall impressions about Mark Zupan and Joe Soares lives as a quadriplegic has encouraged me to respond not to feel sorry for them but to gain respect and be inspired .I will be discussing the film techniques to support my ideas in the documentary. My view of Mark Zupan is that he is cocky, aggressive but a fun person to be around with .His aggressive behaviour can be shown through…show more content…
I feel as if I responded to the characters in sympathetic way. They are still able to continue on with life although a little differently. The film shot uses framing, sound track, lighting and close up on Mark Zupan leg which has a tattoo, this may show us a devil may care attitude and could symbolise his removal from being a ‘quadriplegic’ .And the sound track being dull as though the director wants to show us in the beginning scene that if you’re living a quadriplegic lifestyle it is very grey and boring. Joe Soares archive footage has also been included in the documentary which displays his achievements in Quad Rugby .The lighting shows the medals and trophies he won. The sound track starts to change as we see his achievements go pass. The framing shows scenes of Mark Zupan and Joe Soares life as being busy and worth while living .The director shows Mark and Joe times that they have experienced throughout their quadriplegic life. They express their emotion which shows us how they feel about their condition and how they live their life .It has positioned me to feel that Joe and Mark are not progressing in life but as my views changed. Their life as a quadriplegic are not as bad as I thought it would be. My overall impression is
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