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Favorite Film

I have always been a fan of suspense/horror films since there is simply something special about a movie that makes you feel like you are in that same scene and that your life is also in danger. Based on this perspective, one of my absolute favorite films is Jaws and the unique film techniques that the director utilized to capture the feeling of suspense, shock, and horror that occurs when the characters are in danger or when the shark is set to attack.  [“Write my essay for me?” Get help here.]

While there are a wide variety of different shooting techniques utilized in the film, ranging from over the shoulder to underwater shots, my favorite was the zoom shot on the beach of police chief Martin Brody  Yes, I am aware that there are better scenes involving this technique used in the movie and other more memorable moments such as the over the shoulder shot when the police chief was tossing chum into the water to attract the shark, and it appeared all of a sudden.

However, I simply liked this scene over the other ones since you can see the sudden realization on Brody’s face when he becomes cognizant of the shark being in the water with kids and adults. The zoom shot was the best choice for this moment since it simply blends well with the situation and helps audiences see the dawning horror on the main character’s face as his worst fears are coming true. Despite Jaws being an old movie, it has stood the test of time when it comes to the sheer suspense and terror that it invokes in audiences and that is why I love it so much.

Old Spice Commercial : Zoom Shot
This commercial fits under the zoom shot shooting style since it slowly closes in on the main character in the commercial as he changes his mustache by ripping it off then ripping the skin underneath it to reveal another mustache. I love this ad because it is hilarious and memorable. Commercials these days are not humorous and only go for shock value. In the end, while you do remember them in the short term, they are not as memorable in the long run compared to this Old Spice commercial.Need an essay writing service? Find help here.]

Response # 1
I have to agree with you when it comes to that commercial. It is one of the most memorable I have seen in the past year or so and I am likely to go to Youtube later and check it out again. However, for some strange reason, I think I have seen this before in a different format. It seems oddly similar to this funny Japanese commercial that a friend of mine sent me the link of a while back. I will go through my inbox later and see if I can find the link again. Overall, I liked your choice, and this is going into my favorites tab later. I have to say though that the production value of this commercial is likely pretty high, one must wonder how high they will get in the future and whether this is a good thing for the media industry as a whole. People might start expecting all commercials to have high production values which would be pretty bad for small companies that cannot afford them.

Response # 2
I agree, that was a great commercial and made practical use of that technique to make it enjoyable. However, I do think that some commercials these days are all about making them memorable through visuals instead of having interesting dialogue. One exception to this were the Old Spice commercials featuring Isaiah Mustafa and his iconic “Hello Ladies” line which was said in a deep baritone voice. The shifting scenes, funny dialogue and sheer charisma of the actor made the commercial far more memorable than its contemporaries on weekday timeslots. From my point of view, it is not the shooting techniques or visuals that make a commercial great; it is how the dialogue and content mesh together to create something that people remember due to the sheer amount of entertainment value it has.[Click Essay Writer to order your essay]

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