Tom Brennan Film Analysis

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For a person's character to be built or changed, there needs to be a significant experience to provoke them into taking the first steps. This can be seen through the entirety of The Story of Tom Brennan, in the first few lines of the novel Tom says ‘I wanted to be back home having a barbie. Having our normal Australia day. Our Brennan Australia Day, the way we always did.” The colloquialism of the statement and the three words ‘home’, ‘Brennan’, and ‘always’ all used together show that all Tom wants is to have the positive family environment and traditions of the past that because of his brother’s stupidity in causing the car accident he believes he will never be able to have again. Later in the novel Tom decides to visit his brother in gaol, Tom states ‘I took the books out carefully, page …show more content…
Similarly, in the documentary Always a fire the whole short film is based on Chad Jones's overcoming a very tough experience to come out the other end better overall. The use of non-diegetic music that is played and changes from intense and lingering music during the beginning of the short film to motivational and hopeful music at the end when Jones’s is doing his rehabilitation at the end of the film, the transition of the music shows that Chad's mindset had changed. The non-diegetic music changing throughout the film show that at the beginning of the film Chad Jones’s mind set is scared and unsure but as the film goes on and he starts to understand the extent of his injuries he is able to move forward and look to the future and have hope for the future. The close up shots along with the diegetic music of the angle grinder, blood rushing through the medical pipes, blood dripping off the

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