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How The Directors Creat Affective Beginnings In Three Films

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Star Wars was made in 1975, released in 27th of December 1997. The film is directed by George Lukas. In Star Wars Luke Skywalker is a farm boy; he coincidently meets two robots named R2 and C-3PO. The story of the movie is that Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with the other rebels and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader. Star Wars is a science fiction, adventure, fantasy and action movie. The opening scene of the movies is with a small rebel ship chased by a large ship. Star Wars has won 6 Oscars in 1978 for the best director, picture, visual effects, sounds, music and special achievement awards.

Gladiator was made in 2000, released on 12th of May 2000. The film is directed by Ridley Scott. The story of Gladiator is that the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius is betrayed and his family is murdered by a corrupt prince. So he comes to Rome as a Gladiator to seek revenge. Maximus Decimus Meridius leads the Roman army to victory against Germanic barbarians in the year A.D.180. Gladiator is a historical epic with fictional characters and contains drama. The opening of Gladiator shows the general’s hand touching the crops in the field signifying the feeling of freedom and peace. Gladiator has won 5 academy awards in the 73rd Academy Awards Ceremony, including best picture and actor (Russell Crowe) who is Maximus Decimus Meridius.

Lord of the rings was made in 2001, released in 19th December 2001 and directed by Peter Jackson. The story of Lord of the rings is that in the lands of Middle Earth, the Dark Lord Sauron forged a ring of power to control all the peoples and creatures of Middle Earth. The ring was taken from him and fell into the hands of Gollum, Bilbo Baggins a Hobbit from the Shire (a place of complete innocence). After that the ring was then passed onto young Hobbit Frodo Baggins, with a task set before him to destroy the ring of power. Frodo begins his perilous journey through the lands with a Fellowship that will protect him on his mission. Their mission; to destroy the ring of power in the only place it can be destroyed the fires of Mount Doom. The director has used illusions for the height of the characters such as Frodo Baggins. He is 5 foot and 6 inches in real life but is shown only 4 foot in the movie. Lord of the rings is a adventure, action and fantasy movie. The opening of Lord of the rings is a dialogue, telling you about the historical epic of the ring. Lord of the rings has won 4 Oscars in 2002 with the best cinematography, visual effects, make up, music, picture and sound. It also has achieved 75 other different awards for an example BAFTA film awards, DVD premier awards, Grammy awards, etc.

I am intending to write about how the directors create affective beginnings in the three films. In all of the three movies the directors created affective beginnings by using credits in the form of prologues. Through this technique the audience visualises the time and place of...

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