Documentary Script Analysis of Independence Day & 2012

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A comparison of Independence Day and 2012 VIDEO | AUDIO | Scene opens to INDEPENDENCE DAY, to where destruction happens. The camera pans around the scene, the eyes of thousands watching the destruction occur. A man mumbles, “Oh crap” in astonishment that the end of the world is occurring. | Oh crap is right! Hi, my name is and I’m going to be comparing the films Independence Day, along with 2012. I have enjoyed these films from the second I have watched them all, and I hope you all enjoy this documentary I am about to inform you on how both films, believe it or not, are more similar than you may think. | Scene opens up to 2012, the destruction of Los Angles is occurring, where Gordon is steering the plane. The plane goes towards many different angles, as the other characters scream. | Let me start off by stating that these two films are directed by the same director. Many of the same elements are shown. Three of the most important to me, I think, are family values, montage, and director’s intent. These elements are crucial for anyone to understand how these films overlap each other. Many do not see the full picture, and think these films are completely different, but with these elements I am about to present with you, the two films are indeed familiar. | Scene opens 2012, man is in taxi. The introduced man watches a child in the dirt, playing with a toy boat, almost resembling the titanic. The time period is 2009. The man shouts, "Hey, watch out!" as the water on the dirt hits the child.The toy boat sinks to the ground, while the man is introduced to a family he is quite aware of. | Montage, or the type of editing used in the film 2012 is actually quite brilliant. I have enjoyed it a lot as I am watching this movie for the fifth time. The fact that Ronald Emmerich had edited it to be such a foreshadowing element to the film, I will never know.For the most part though, this scene shows how the famous sinking of the ship picture is shown very early in the

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