Friday, September 20, 2013

The wrestling match movie was unlike anything I have ever seen. I don't know how they did it, but I thought that the man actually tore off the other man's head, it scared me so much! I really want to know how they tricked me into thinking that the man was flattened into paper, I don't think it was real though. It was the longest movie I have ever seen, even though I have only seen six, this was the best one yet. I still don't know how they use that moving camera thing, how does it take a moving picture? Its like magic or an illusion. I really hope that there will be a lot more movies to come that are longer and that have more special tricks and illusions. I was thoroughly entertained.

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I chose to write as this person because I imagine back then that people were so confused on the editing tricks and visual effects. How did that man get his head torn off and not die? How did he get flattened and then blown back up? How did a man turn into a woman? These are all questions that I think people  were asking when they saw movies like this. I think they were also thinking what filmmakers will do next.

1 comment:

  1. Good post, thanks. I definitely think that movies brought wonder to those first audiences, much as they have to many other audiences. I think when a film succeeds at making the unreal seem totally possible it has achieved great success - which makes me not like a lot of the CGI out there today when it's evident to me that those things are just effects. But there are still a lot of films that use CGI where I can still suspend my disbelief and believe it while I'm watching (even though I know of course it's fake). I like that you focused on that idea for your audience member of the time period. I kind of think the questions you pose in your explanation are still vital questions today - right? Film is this interesting medium that somehow is more "real" to us than other mediums (like the stage play) so when something unreal is pulled off and believable there is something very powerful in that.

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