Bend It Like Beckham

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From the opening scene of Bend it Like Beckham we the audience are introduced to the main characters, the storyline, the settings and themes of film through the use of some well-chosen film techniques that the director used.

The main character Jesminder is portrayed to us as a tom boy through costuming we can see that she is deliberately dressed in boy clothes in particular a soccer Jersey and shorts. This is to communicate to us the audience that she loves soccer. We also can see that she isn't into girly things like weddings when she re-marks “I am sick of this wedding and it hasn't even started” whilst looking at the poster of David Beckham in close up to dramatize the situation and emphasize her frustration.

The storyline is about an Indian girl who loves soccer and dreams to play soccer, but we can see that there are oppositions interrupting her dream as a famous soccer player. We know that she is interrupted when her mother pops up in her daydream of commentators asking her mother how she feels about Jess becoming a professional soccer player by speaking in Indian and English she is complaining about Jesminder “running around showing her bare legs in front of 70 thousand people” from this, we can see that her mother objects her from playing soccer and will be a barrier for her in the future.

The setting of the story first starts with a high angled, extreme long shot of the soccer field with a large and loud crowd cheering and chanting followed by a voice over of commentators with an English accent talking about the soccer game. Then it cuts to a close up shot of David Beckham kicking the ball to Jess and Jess scores the winning goal. Afterwards it cuts to a TV studio with commentators, the commentators are discussing about the new star Jess. Then it cuts to a shot of Jess's mother and she is complaining and ranting about Jess playing soccer, at that instant she stares directly at the camera saying “Jesminder get home right now”. It then cuts into a...
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