Touching the Void

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Touching the Void
Brandon Large 9M
Structure of the Film
1.a) I think that the film maker chose to use interviews and re-enactmentsbecause provides a much better engaging atmosphere for the audienceand it also provides the feeling of you actually being there and witnessingthe events that happen throughout the film.b) The advantages using this technique give to the film and the film makeris that it has the sense that the audience feels as if they had the sameexperience while watching the big screen, so this technique for engages agreat deal of attention all through the movie.c) I don’t think there were any disadvantages to the structure/style of thefilm because I enjoyed a lot and now I can’t think of anything that grabbedmy attention that wasn’t effective.
Focus on Scenes
2.a) The impressions that Joe Simpson and Simon Yates give to mountainclimbing is a most adrenalin filled sport they love to do all the time for funand can’t get enough of it. They show all this by their enfusiasim and theinterviews they do for the film.b) The images that are shown make the viewer feel interested in themountains and wonder what will happen.c) The effect that the music gives in the opening sequence is aquestionable “what’s going to happen next?” which makes the viewerswanting to see more. Also the music builds a lot of suspense for the nextscene.
Day 4
3.a) The film depicts this scene because of its raw emotion that it uses tohold the whole tale together.b) I think that the film maker choose to focus on Simon Yates at that pointbecause of it of his choice that he had to make. This choice consisted of dying or cutting the rope. His choice was to cut the rope which made Joeplunge to his death but thankfully surviving.
Day 5
4.a) Joe decided to go deeper into the trench because he couldn’t go up sohe thought he might as well go down and see if there was an exit. Theonly reason he didn’t tie the knot in the rope is because he forgot to, thatis why he didn’t tie the knot.b)

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