Finding Forester Film Review Essay

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The film Finding Forester is a great production, this movie has an ability to capture ones eye. In such an ordinary place, where people might not think to look for such excellence, a young man by the name of Jamal Walker has proceeded to find it. Finding Forester was directed by Gus Van Sant and it is produced by Sean Connery, Laurence Mark, and Rhande Tollefson. The Film was released in December 19, 2000. This production takes place in Bronx, New York in the 1990’s. Finding Forester is an excellent film and has many good qualities. While Jamal Walker “Rob Brown” plays basketball with his friends, an old mysterious man watches them “Sean Connery”. This film is about a young African American teen that inspires to be a writer but is held back because of the school he is in. His homework is bad but of all things his test scores are phenomenal. This catches the eyes of a very prestigious school. Yet he doesn’t quite know if he should go or not. One night he and his friends are playing basketball and one of Jamal’s friends wants him to invade William’s apartment. With this daring provocation, he accepts. When he realizes William was up, it’s too late. He runs out the fire escape, dropping his bag and all his new school supplies. Once he gets the nerve to retrieve his belongings, he does and of all things William critiqued his work. With this, a new bond has formed. He goes back to William’s apartment to have more of his school work. In this a new friendship is formed. Jamal goes to William’s apartment almost every day, so that William can help Jamal with his studies. School assigns Jamal a true American novel, and of all things its Williams book. As Jamal gets used to school, he also gets used to William. Williams’s friendship with Jamal is a strong one. It was strong enough for William to show his compassion for Jamal.

Editing is key in a film; Finding Forester did a great job with this film technique. During the fade in and fade out the...
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