Stand By Me Film Analysis

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Stand By Me (film)

The film “Stand By Me” by director (Rob Reiner) shows the physical journey of four boys the boys are from a little town named castle rock. The four boys names are Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix), Vern Tessio (Jerry O'Connell) and Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman).

1. plot
3.Representation of Adolescents


Gordie is a quiet boy and likes to tell stories to his parents. His parents are grieving the recent death of Gordie's older brother Denny therefore neglect their younger son. Gordie’s friends are troublemakers and are criminals and alcoholics. When Vern overhears his older brother and his friend talking about a boy that has been missing for a long time
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Gordie is the smart and sensible one of the group and devises a plan to go find the boy’s body. Some of the film techniques are short shot and long shot. A short short contains only one of the characters.

In the dog chase scene they used lots of film technique such as medium shot low angle and high angle. The medium shot is a general, all-purpose shot. Medium shots are used for dialogue sequences, and they allow the viewer to pick up on the character's movements and gestures. Body language is important to conveying emotion, and the medium shot remains close enough to capture that emotion. The dog chase scene is about when the four boys stop at the junkyard to get some water and Gordie is made to go to the shops to get some food and drinks. When gordie is coming back from the shop he looks around and can't see his friends anywhere. When Gordie looks ahead he sees them jumping a fence, he doesn't know what is happening but then he sees the junkman looking straight at him. Gordie is scared and runs as fast as he can as the junkman’s dog chases him, Gordie jumps the fence and the junkman comes up to the boys on the other side and starts making fun of Teddy’s dad.

When the boy’s find the dead body they are shocked because they have never seen a dead body before. Gordie realises that he no longer wants to be a hero as he feels sorry for the dead boy. The older gang boys want to be the heros so they threaten Chris’s life with a knife to his throat but his best
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