Discuss this statement focusing on HOW the composers of your prescribed text and two related texts represent the concept of journey.
A physical journey involves both a beginning and ending. The beginning and ending is not what is important, in fact the journey itself is important. Physical journeys involve movement to new places whilst incurring obstacles. A physical journey has many opportunities for its travellers, these allow for physical, environmental and intellectual growth as they learn about themselves whilst overcoming challenges and learning about the world around. This is shown through different techniques in the film ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ directed by Phillip Noyce, The book cover ‘Odyssey’ by homer illustrated by Alan Baker and the poem ‘Night Ride’ by Kenneth Slessor.
In ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ directed by Phillip Noyce techniques such as, symbolism, language, lighting, camera angles and shots, imagery, music, sound and setting are used to represent the concept of journey and that ‘the journey, not the arrival matters’. The three girls in Rabbit Proof Fence, Molly, Gracie and Daisy are the travellers. The film follows the three girls as they are captured and sent to the Moore River Native Settlement where they run away from back to their home Jigalong.
The opening scene of the film is a panning shot of the landscape from a birds eye view. Noyce uses this camera angle and shot to inform the audience that the journey is going to be epic and that the landscape is a major character in the film. Noyce uses Aboriginal song and language at the beginning in scene one to set the context and show that the film will have Aboriginal content.
In Scene two Noyce positions the audience to look upon the girls and their family from a far, hiding and watching them hunt, this is shown from Constable Riggs perspective in the position he is, this represents that he is sneaky, in charge and in control and that he has... [continues]
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