Film Analysis Essay

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Rosalie del Valle
ENC 1102
Film Analysis Essay
Prof. Abbondanza
Word Count: 2, 970
Minority Report: An Alternate Future
It is perhaps a natural proclivity of man to pry into the future. Will there be space invasion, variant life forms, intergalactic wars, or robotic domination? Will there be flying cars drifting into the skyways, holographic transport, non-earthbound domicile, or even time travel? Might there be abomination instead, or catastrophic calamities, subsequent regeneration, or mankind disintegration? In a feeble attempt to satisfy such hungry inquisition, people most often find relief from futuristic or science fiction films which in recent years, have mostly dominated the screens. But in effort to impress the audience with futuristic sets and gadgets, most of these films use the future as the focal point, devoid of character, devoid of substance. Not in the case of the witty, legendary storyteller, and master of technology Steven Spielberg in his movie, Minority Report. Spielberg’s crafty combination of an exhilarating ride into the future with a human story that cultivates deep into the heart, render Minority Report brilliance and social relevance. Its ingenious plot, breathtaking images, fantastic cinematography, compelling score, and superb display of eccentric yet powerful characters synergistically worked all together on the minds and emotions to thrust an indubitable point – no robust technology can overcome and replace that what makes us human.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story, Steven Spielberg takes advantage of the possibilities of the future while generating complex emotions evoked by ethics and morality. The setting is in Washington, D.C., in the year 2054. Justice Department's elite Pre-Crime unit has eliminated all murder by preventing it and punishing the supposed perpetrators before crimes ever happen. This is made possible by three gifted human beings called “Pre-Cogs”, whose dreams or visions are projected to holographic

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