A story is the essence of the movie. It's what the characters dramatic need is. To find out, you have to ask yourself, "What is the point of the movie? What was the character trying to accomplish? In The Call, a 911 operator receives a call and tries to save young girls life while trying to find the abductor. A story can have multiple pieces going on as well. In The Dark Knight, Batman is trying to catch the Joker, Harvey Dent is trying to stop crime, the Joker is trying to play games with Batman and the mob is trying to protect their money and not get caught. The plot however, is everything about the movie, it’s about the setting, location, time, important events. In The Call, Jordan is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But then teenager Casey is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911. And Jordan is the one called upon to use all of her experience, insights and quick thinking to help Casey escape, and not just to save Casey, but to make sure the man is brought to justice. In the movie The Call, the events are presented chronologically because the movie tells a story as a chain of events. I believe the filmmaker chose to present the events chronologically because the story was told in the order the events took place. I think the filmmaker did a good job at surprising the moviegoer by using character development. The plot built Jordan to seem like a very distort and unstable 911 operator, but when the story took a turn for the worst she came back with vengeance.
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