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Lord Of Da Flies (Baaad Movie Comparison)

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A Comparison of the two versions of "˜Lord of the flies' focusing on the scene of Piggy's death In this essay I will be comparing the differences and similarities of the two film versions of "˜Lord of the flies' and I will be interpreting the effect the y have on an audience. The scene I will be focusing my essay on will be one of the main scenes, which change the rest of the book. In this scene Piggy is brutally murdered by Roger who pushes a great boulder on Piggy crushing him and killing him instantly. This scene carries on for almost the whole of chapter 11 as it is such an important scene full of William Golding's special describing technique, which allows readers to recognize and visualise clearly what happened. After this brutal murder no one in Jack's savage group felt any remorse, especially Roger. In the process of Piggy's murder the conch was violently smashed to pieces symbolising the collapse of civilization and order. Chaos ruled, all except Ralph had turned into savages. After this episode, was the only time that the group as a whole intentionally wanted to kill. William Golding made this scene very tense as he makes Ralph & Jack say short insults to each other which enthrals the audience. Piggy's death also astonishes the audience as he is killed while he is making a speech about how all of them should be grouping together to survive and as he is saying this a great boulder is forced upon him showing that the group had forgotten completely about civilization and how they were meant to be behaving. When changing the form of media from written, where the reader has to visualise the scene themselves, to a movie where everything is clarified for them the director can use many aids to help him create the reaction from an audience that he wants. In the first film one of the aspects they chose was the camera angle. They used this to show superiority between Ralph and Jack and to emphasise what they were saying. The also varied colour and lighting to change the interpretation of the characters they wanted to convey. Sound effects were also extremely useful to make the audience feel tense and to let them feel the tension between characters. Framing is another aspect used to generate tension between two characters. The camera operator used a variety of shots. These included many "˜over the shoulder' shots to emphasise the clear rivalry between Ralph and Jack. As they exchanged insults and threats the camera angle changed from "˜medium shot' with the both of them to "˜close up' depending on the stage of their argument. Unfortunately the acting was very dry and unbelievable, so this spoilt the reaction from the audience. The camera angles were used very well as they had a high angle shot looking down from Jack high up on a rock down to Ralph, which clearly showed the superiority and power that Jack had over Ralph. Also a high angle shot was used to show Piggy struggling a lot lower down which showed the...

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