Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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Throughout the animation history, people have been constantly striving to achieve perfect realism. Walt Disney’s Snow white and the seven dwarfs (1937) is one of the earliest attempts in capturing realism and achieving the ‘life like’, introducing new techniques such as roto-scoping in characters and multiplane cameras to create 3 dimensional depth. Therefore there are many flaws regarding techniques, style and narrative despite how much effort and care was put into its making. The scenes when snow white meets the dwarfs, sings into the well, and when the Queen transforms into the evil witch; clearly demonstrates how realism is achieved and why impact the issue of realism. With reference to Paul Wells’ conceptions of ‘hyper-realism’ and ‘orthodox animation’, the issues of realism within the film will be discussed in the latter.
Snow white is an orthodox animation in its narrative that follows the conceptions of realism. Paul Wells that “the kind of film which seems to be the most accurately represent reality is the kind of film that attempts to rid itself of obvious cinematic conventions in the prioritization of recording the people, objects, environments and events which characterise the common understating of lived experience.” The film follow this conception accordingly. The film follows the traditional 3 Act Structure with a beginning, middle, climax and resolution. In the beginning, snow white is introduced as the powerless princess who is oppressed by her evil step
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