The Job of a Film Director Essay

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The Job of a Film Director The film director has an elaborate job, classed as an art in its own sense. Its meticulous details and multi million dollar bills at the end make a director's job truly an art. How they can take the imagination and lay it on a roll of film is an array of elaborate casting, screening etc. and requires a special skill. The general meaning of the word director is:

· The leader of a course of action or actions

· A person who leads someone or something

In this case I shall be writing about 'Kes' a film by Ken Loach, adapted from the book "a Kestrel for a Knave" by Barry Hines. I shall
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Unsure of trust or higher power, Billy is forced to a state of neglect, beautifully represented with Loach's brutal simplicity and bland surroundings.

Billy then goes out to his paper round we see that his bike has been taken by Jud. We have enough information to know that Jud is a bully and that he cares not for any brotherly bond that they might have. This is further used by Loach to show hate and despair. So Billy now has to run to the shop. This is a good chance for the director to show the viewer the environment that Billy lives in; this scene really gives 'a sense of place'. The director has established to the viewer the importance of the location. We can see now that Simplicity is now used now in every aspect of the filming, even cinematography. All scenes are broad and general, no closing up to anything, maybe portraying the views of Billy. I believe there is no studio work or specially constructed sets because it contributes to the film. It gives it an air of atmosphere, realism but most importantly Simplicity. As he runs through the dilapidated slums of Barnsley there are three layers I think to the scene. First of all there is Billy about to leave school, secondly there are the terraced houses the shabby homes of the working class. This signifies his home, his barrier; he is supported (however little this may be). He does not
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