The Main Techniques of Telling a Story in Various Films Essay

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The Main Techniques of Telling a Story in Various Films The First film I’m going to talk about is “The Blair witch project” which is a story about 3 teenagers who are filming a documentary about The Blair Witch which is a legend told for years which is said to be true. They act and talk in dialogue making the film seem real we can also relate to this film if we have ever filmed ourselves hanging out with our friends as this is simply what this film does. The characters are fun to start off with but as they get themselves into more situations they become more miserable and dramatic. They keep the camera rolling all the way through this which is a very unique, interesting way to tell the story.…show more content…
The casting of the actors was good and was interesting to see the Woman being the stronger of the three giving out the orders and how her decision was always final and always looking for someone to blame, didn’t like it when she was wrong and was quite physically strong as she attacks one of her friends as she finds out he through the map in the pond. She is also the last to crack but when she does she loses her sense of power and is more feminism with her tears creating emotion and weakness with the stress of the situation and losing one of the three teenagers as they wake up they’ve disappeared. This role was clear and believable but didn’t work very well as women are still seen as being protected by the men like in all the “scream films” there is a woman as a stereotypical type victim. Propp’s theory applies to this film the villain or malefactor being the Blair witch, there is no hero as the characters end in their bloody deaths in a small house, the donor is the sources from the locals about the Blair witch, the princess is the three teenagers, the false hero is the girl as she tries but fails, the Blair witch is also the dispatcher. This theory clearly shows that the teenagers seek to where they shouldn’t ending with their bloody deaths so there is no hero

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